Federal Judge Rules for Wyoming in Wolf Case
The last couple of weeks have seen a lot of wolf management related news and here is another interesting note in the wolf wars. Federal Judge Alan Johnson decided for Wyoming in the lawsuit brought by the state against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Specifically Wyoming sued the FWS for refusing to allow the state to regulate wolves outside of Yellowstone.
The Casper Star-Tribune is running a piece on the Judges findings. ... U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson didn't require the FWS to accept Wyoming's plan. However, he stated that the FWS' insistence that Wyoming list wolves as a trophy games species throughout the entire state was "arbitrary and capricious" and should be set aside.