In 2013, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service proposed an action to delist the gray wolf in every state where the species exists. The previous year, the state of Wyoming resumed control over the state’s gray wolf population after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delisted them as a federally protected endangered species in the state.
On September 23, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Amy B. Jackson reversed the action to delist gray wolves in the state of Wyoming. Under her ruling, she stated the USFWS had erred in accepting non-binding promises from the state of Wyoming to maintain wolf populations. Wyoming’s wolf management plan permitted licensed hunting and permitted citizens in many parts of the state to shoot a wolf on sight. Hunting and on-sight killing of wolves will be illegal now that the wolf is once again an endangered species in the state of Wyoming.
Take Action: Contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and express your support of federal protections for gray wolves in every state in their range.
Director Daniel M. Ashe
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1849 C Street NW Washington DC 20240