Wyoming: Call in for Wolves
January 25, 2013
Latest news from Wyoming is disturbing. Wyoming officials wanted wolves removed from much of the state, and their hands-off management method has worked as designed. 31 wolves have already been killed its predator zone which covers 85% of the state; that’s more than the 20 to 30 animals department biologists estimated roamed the zone last year. “It appears the predator zone is reducing wolf numbers there significantly,” said Mark Bruscino, Game and Fish’s large carnivore supervisor. Read more at: http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=9483B
Almost half the state – 48.2% – is made up of federal public lands supported by all Americans. Wolfwatcher petitioned WY Game and Fish with 2 public information requests – paid for them in full – with no response other than being told that the contents of both requests sit on the Attorney General’s desk. So, wolfwatchers, perhaps it is time Wyoming hears from all of us!
We ask that you please email/call the officials below – tell them that you want the state of Wyoming to honor its legal obligation to provide us with the required information as per 2 public information requests filed with WY Game and Fish as of Dec. 4th. We have a right to know this public information.
Please call/email –
Governor Matt Mead – http://governor.wy.gov/contactUs/Pages/default.aspx
Attorney General Gregory Phillips – http://attorneygeneral.state.wy.us/
Director of WY Game and Fish Scott Talbot – Ph:(307) 777-4600
*Cover photo by Dave Hornoff, 2012 (all rights reserved)