Scurrying to make the deadline of the hasty second delisting of wolves, Wyoming changes the window dressings on its state wolf management plan:
Wyoming wrapping up work on new wolf plan – Billings Gazette
Changes include shortening some reporting requirements for those who kill wolves and further defining “damage to private property” and “chronic wolf depredation.”
The plan also clarifies Wyoming’s goal of maintaining at least 15 breeding pairs of wolves and 150 individual wolves in the northwest corner of the state, including in Yellowstone National Park.
Changes also restrict the state’s ability to alter the boundaries defining where wolves may be shot as predators and where they are protected as trophy game.