|Try putting a pretty face on this|
The following piece comes from New West Politics, not exactly a radical rag.
Wyoming Declares War on Wolves
The state opts to treat wolves mostly as predators, not trophy animals, but implementation will take time.
|Cowboys capture a gray wolf in Wyoming, 1887. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, John C.H. Grabill Collection, [LC-DIG-ppmsc-02636].|
A release from Wyoming Governor Matt Mead did mention the wolf’s predator status, but said nothing about killing wolves, only wolf management. Mead obliquely referred to sacrifices by cattle and sheep growers and the loss of “significant numbers of elk and moose.”
Any wolves that attempt to establish a pack south of the flex line can be shot on sight again as soon as denning season starts in the spring.
Meanwhile, the Wyoming congressional delegation intends to pursue legislation that would prevent conservation groups or federal judges from getting involved. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-WY, recently inserted a no-litigation rider into a 2012 appropriations bill.