The Obama Administration announced Wednesday that it will take 5,500 wolves off the endangered list in eight states in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes. The move will turn control over the predators to state wildlife agencies. Public hunts for hundreds of wolves already are planned this fall in Idaho and Montana.
The announcement however still leaves the fate of some 350 wolves in Wyoming up in the air. Governor Matt Mead says that he will keep working toward the effort of state control over wolves in Wyoming.
Governor Mead said that he will continue to work very hard with the Fish and Wildlife Service and stakeholders in Wyoming to develop a resolution that's acceptable for the state.