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Latest: Gray Wolves Delisted in Wyoming

posted May 18, 2017, 7:32 AM by chloe owens   [ updated May 18, 2017, 7:32 AM ]

3/21/17, by Anna Smith, High Country News

Latest: Gray wolves delisted in Wyoming

In 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reintroduced endangered gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho, and they soon spread throughout the Northern Rockies…In Wyoming, wolves remained listed until 2012, when they came under state management. Conservation groups sued, and federal protection was restored in 2014. In a March 3 (2017) ruling, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision. Wyoming’s wolves will again be placed under state management, and Wyoming will implement its 2012 plan, which allows wolves to be shot on sight across most of the state.