Wyoming hunters down a dozen wolves on opening day

A dozen wolves were legally harvested in the first 40 hours of the three-month season. It’s a number that amounts to over a quarter of the total wolves that can be killed in the state’s managed hunt area. Wyoming Game and Fish Department carnivore manager Ken Mills attributed the considerable success to the opener falling […]

Hunting to resume after Wyoming gains authority over wolves

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Licensed wolf hunting is set to resume in Wyoming for the first time since 2013 after the state won back the authority to manage the animals. The season opens Sunday and runs through Dec. 31 in 12 trophy game hunt areas in the northwest part of the state. The Wyoming Game […]

Report: wolf and livestock deaths hit record high in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, WYO.  Gray wolves killed a record number of livestock in Wyoming last year, and wildlife managers responded by killing a record number of wolves that were responsible, according to a new federal report. The report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that wolves killed 243 livestock, including 154 cattle, 88 sheep […]

FEDERAL COURT AFFIRMS WYOMING’S AUTHORITY TO MANAGE GRAY WOLVES

After nearly 10 years of legal wrangling, a U.S. Court of Appeals has affirmed Wyoming’s authority to manage wolves in their state. More than five years ago, the U.S. government determined the gray wolf was no longer endangered in northwest Rocky Mountain states, removing them from the Endangered Species List. It took until this year […]

Wyoming wolf hunts to start again after US court decision

Wyoming will hold a wolf hunt for the first time in four years this fall now that a federal court has lifted endangered species protection for wolves in the state, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department said Wednesday. Planning is now underway for the hunt in northwestern Wyoming, which will probably be similar to the […]

Wyoming wolf hunts to start again after US court decision

CHEYENNE, WYO. Wyoming will hold a wolf hunt for the first time in four years this fall now that a federal court has lifted endangered species protection for wolves in the state, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department said Wednesday. Planning is now underway for the hunt in northwestern Wyoming, which will probably be similar […]

Wyoming Wolves Lose Federal Protection – Lawsuits Surface

In a surprise decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals announced that federal protections are over for Wyoming grey wolves, paving the way for state management of the predators and, yes, even wolf hunts. The ruling was announced today and reverses a 2014 court order that denied Wyoming’s wolf management plan, turning wildlife management strategy into […]

Wolves targeted as Congress moves to de-fang Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON, DC — House Republicans in Congress are pursuing bipartisan legislation that would drop federal protections for gray wolves in the Great Lakes region and give population management control back to hunting-friendly states amid broader plans to overhaul the federal Endangered Species Act. The bill to remove the gray wolf from the endangered list in […]

Wolves Attack Calf in Wyoming

LANDER, Wyo. – Rancher Mike Hornecker said a wolf or wolves attacked one his Angus calves born in February as it was grazing next to the Shoshone Lake Road under the red bluff on Wednesday. “I was riding, checking the herd, when I saw a cow acting strange. I went over to investigate and found the calf […]

Wolf population on the rise in Wyoming

Wyoming’s wolf population has soared and the once-endangered animals are expanding into new territory. Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the state’s wolf population was at least 328 at the end of 2015, the highest since the carnivore was reintroduced to the ecosystem in the mid-1990s. Source: Wolf population on the rise in Wyoming