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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to reduce the hunting quotas for wolves by as much as one half this year. Large Carnivore Supervisor Mark Bruscino explains the state’s population could not withstand another 52-wolf quota without coming dangerously close to the required minimum population set in Wyoming’s delisting plan.  Wyoming needs to maintain 150 wolves and 15 breeding pairs in the entire state, including Yellowstone National park and the Wind River Indian Reservation. Prior to implementing the new quotas and seasons, Game and Fish is hosting a series of meetings around the state, beginning in Dubois Tuesday and Pinedale Wednesday, to discuss the proposed changes with the public. A meeting is also scheduled in Jackson May 28th. Game and Fish Spokesman Ray Hagaman explains that the proposals may be reviewed online and comments may either be submitted at the meetings or in writing. Draft regulations are also available from the Game and Fish Department’s website, and by requesting them from the Game and Fish Casper regional office. In order for comments to be considered by the Game and Fish Commission, they must be postmarked by 5:00 pm June 12th. Hagaman says the Game and Fish Commission hearing to take action on the regulations is set for July 9th and 10th in Saratoga.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to reduce the hunting quotas for wolves by as much as one half this year. Large Carnivore Supervisor Mark Bruscino explains the state’s population could not withstand another 52-wolf quota without coming dangerously close to the required minimum population set in Wyoming’s delisting plan. Krux(‘ns:centro’, ‘dataprovider.exelate’);

Wyoming needs to maintain 150 wolves and 15 breeding pairs in the entire state, including Yellowstone National park and the Wind River Indian Reservation. Prior to implementing the new quotas and seasons, Game and Fish is hosting a series of meetings around the state, beginning in Dubois Tuesday and Pinedale Wednesday, to discuss the proposed changes with the public. A meeting is also scheduled in Jackson May 28th. Game and Fish Spokesman Ray Hagaman explains that the proposals may be reviewed online and comments may either be submitted at the meetings or in writing. Draft regulations are also available from the Game and Fish Department’s website, and by requesting them from the Game and Fish Casper regional office. In order for comments to be considered by the Game and Fish Commission, they must be postmarked by 5:00 pm June 12th. Hagaman says the Game and Fish Commission hearing to take action on the regulations is set for July 9th and 10th in Saratoga.

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