WY Wolf Quota May be Reduced Due to Lack of Wolves

The Inmates Are Running The Asylum!!!

Exposing the Big Game

See if you can make heads or tails of this muddled article in the Billings Gazette. I’m no mathematician, but it appears that wolves in the “cowboy” state have already been so overhunted that if many more are killed they’ll be back on the Endangered Species list…

Wyoming Game and Fish proposes cutting 2013 wolf quotas by half

April 10, 2013 5:16 pm • By CHRISTINE PETERSON Casper Star-Tribune

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming wolf hunting quotas may be cut in half this fall, according to a Wyoming Game and Fish Department release issued Wednesday.

The population could not withstand another 52-wolf quota without coming dangerously close to the required minimum set in Wyoming’s delisting plan, said Mark Bruscino, the department’s large carnivore program supervisor.

If wolf numbers drop below the requirement, it could lead to re-listing on the endangered-species list.

“Our intent the first year was to reduce the population,” Bruscino said. “We…

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