Home » Greater Yellowstone »Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming »Teton County » Currently Reading:

Wolf Quotas To Be Reduced

wolf hunt

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.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

  • Special Weather Statement issued November 26 at 2:43PM MST by NWS - November 26, 2014 at 9:43 PM
    ...ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER SYSTEM TO IMPACT THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS THIS WEEKEND... LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL PERIODICALLY ACROSS THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS...PARTICULARLY BETWEEN THE TETONS AND THE NORTHERN YELLOWSTONE REGION...THROUGH THE DAY AND EVENING ON FRIDAY. HOWEVER [...]

Wyoming News

  • Pelts are nearing prime conditions - November 26, 2014
    The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. It’s the amount of daylight, and not the temperature, that causes wild animals to grow longer, thicker coats. If you’re a predator hunter or a trapper, that’s your cue. The pelts are coming into their prime right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re at […]
  • Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014
    The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today.  Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]
  • Tame that recoil - November 25, 2014
    You don’t have to put up with nasty recoil when you’re hunting. Even if you’re hunting our state’s bigger animals, like elk, moose, or even bison, today’s technology can take a lot of the sting out of your hunting rifle. A friend told me he developed a bad flinch while sighting in his .300 Win […]
  • Cold and Windy, Areas of Snow Too - November 24, 2014
    Wind will continue to be the biggest story and headache across Wyoming through about Wednesday.  Strong sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph will be likely across many areas with gusts to 60 mph or more at times, especially on Tuesday.  Mountain locations across the state will continue to see on and off periods of […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin