No guarantee wolves to remain delisted in Wyo
Editorial | Casper Star-Tribune
Editor's note: This common-sense editorial comes from the most powerful newspaper in the state — and no bastian of liberalism. We have been saying all along that Wyoming could make the wolf issue easy by relenting on the Predator Zone and letting wildlife officials manage the species statewide.
We’ve long believed that the management of Wyoming’s wolf population should be in the state’s hands.
But we’ve also strongly disagreed with the state’s insistence on allowing wolves to be shot on sight as predators throughout much of Wyoming.
Last Friday’s decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove wolves from federal endangered species protection and turn management over to the state marked the latest chapter in the long-running saga since wolves were reintroduced in Wyoming in 1995.
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