Wyoming Governor Signs Bill to End Wolves' Federal Protection

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Governor Matt Mead of Wyoming signed a bill Wednesday which would end federal protection of the wolves in Wyoming. The law will allow trophy hunting of the wolves that are predators. There will be a flexible area around the outside of Yellowstone National Park where trophy hunting can take place starting this fall. For the rest of the state wolves will be classified as predators and can be shot on sight.

The state will still face legal challenges to this new bill. Hunters and ranchers think it is a necessary move to protect wildlife and livestock. There has to be some balance in the matter though, so as to keep the wolves off the endangered species list, and resume federal protection. From LocalNews8.com.