Western Governors to Meet With Salazar on Wolves

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 Western Governors to Meet With Salazar on Wolves

The governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming plan to meet with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in Denver on Monday to talk about wolf management. Relations between the states and the federal government over wolf management have been prickly for years. Wildlife managers and sportsmen in all three states are concerned growing numbers of wolves are taking a toll on wildlife. But environmental groups have succeeded so far in preventing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from ending federal protections for wolves. Chris Boswell is chief of staff to Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal. Boswell says Salazar asked to meet with the Governors, but Boswell says Wyoming doesn't expect a final settlement of wolf management issues from Monday's meeting.

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