Game agency takes comment on proposed wolf quotas

By: AP
By: AP

Casper, WY (AP) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to increase the number of wolves hunters can take this fall.

The agency's proposed hunting quotas for 2014 would allow 46 wolves to be hunted in the trophy game area. That is 20 more than in 2013 but still less than the 2012 harvest of 52 wolves.

Dan Thompson is the large carnivore section supervisor for the department.

Thompson tells the Casper Star-Tribune that the state ended up with more wolves at the end of last year than it had estimated.

The department is holding meetings across the state to take comment on the new quotas. The Game and Fish Commission will vote on the changes during its meeting in July in Dubois.

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