Wildlife managers in the state of Wyoming are seeking to draft quotas as the state resumes management authority over gray wolves. Earlier this year, the Washington DC Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the USFWS, State of Wyoming, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and others regarding the delisting of wolves in Wyoming. Early indications show the goal is to reduce the population in Wyoming’s managed area from 210 wolves to 160.
“There just isn’t room for any more wolves in the trophy game area,” Ken Mills, Wyoming Game and Fish (WGF) carnivore biologist, told the Jackson Hole News & Guide. “It’s saturated and showing signs of being full.”
Mills indicated there are 377 wolves statewide including 210 wolves in the trophy zone, 108 in Yellowstone Park, 50 in the predator zone and nine more on the Wind River Indian River Reservation.
WGF is also hosting a series of public meetings to acquire comments on gray wolf hunting seasons.