JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming congresswoman Cynthia Lummis has
joined representatives from other Western states in supporting
legislation to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that Lummis said wolf numbers in Wyoming met federal goals long ago. Lummis, a
Republican, says wolves are hurting ranchers' herds and large game animals. Wildlife managers say western Wyoming's moose population is declining, likely because of predators such as bears and wolves, and for other reasons.
Conservation groups say wolves remain threatened in Idaho,
Montana and Wyoming, primarily because of those states' management plans.
Wyoming's plan would allow wolves to be killed in nearly 90
percent of the state.