Taking Steps Forward on the Wolf Plan

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(Courtesy Wyoming Game and Fish)

More than 40 folks showed up Wednesday night at the CTEL Presentation Hall at Sheridan College for an informational meeting by the Wyoming Game and Fish, concerning the revised draft of the Wyoming Wolf Plan.

The purpose of the plan is to establish a framework for wolf management in Wyoming, once it is delisted from the Endangered Species Act by the federal government, a process that could be in place and ready for fall hunting next year.

Mark Bruscino is a supervisor with the Game and Fish from Cody and says the debate is not over whether we have wolves or not, the debate is how we manage them.

Currently there are over 1,600 wolves in the northern Rockies with 340 of those in northwestern Wyoming and Bruscino says it's time to move forward.

This was the fourth in a series of nine meetings across the state and John Fafoutakis says its fine time Wyoming took over the management of the wolves here.

Written comments about the plan must be submitted in writing to the Wyoming Game and Fish in Cheyenne by September 9th. The plan will be discussed and voted on in Casper on September 14th which will then go the the state legislature for approval along with any revision of statutes.