Home » Greater Yellowstone »Paradise Valley »State of Montana »State of Wyoming » Currently Reading:

Yellowstone Superintendent Objects To Wolf Plan

Wenk

Yellowstone National Park submitted a letter to the Montana Division of Fish, Wildlife and Parks pertaining to their proposal to relax rules on gray wolf hunting and trapping.  Superintendent Dan Wenk wrote to the state agency saying the Park has concerns about the proposed wolf season, quotas and wildlife management unit boundaries adjacent the Park’s northern boundary.  Wenk says the proposal does not provide adequate safeguards against excessive harvest of wolves that live primarily in the park, but at times venture into Montana during the hunting season.  Wenk also suggests that the relaxed regulations will, “intensify the public outcry against the harvest of wolves that live primarily in Yellowstone National park and jeopardize the productive and collaborative research programs between our agencies.”  Wenk specifically told the agency that their plan to expand the hunt area near Gardiner and increasing the quota, a single pack could be eliminated or breeding pairs from multiple packs be killed out of a population that primarily lives inside the Park.  Consequently, Wenk is urging the state to consider two wolf subunits in that area and retain the quota used in previous hunt seasons.  In response to the concerns raised by Wenk, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Ron Aasheim says the state agency is recommending revisions to the wolf-hunting proposal that had tentatively been adopted in May.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]