Governor signs Wolf Management Bill
Wolf Bill Signing
Gov. Dave Freudenthal signs HB213, the wolf management bill, into law Friday. Joining the ceremony, from left to right, are House Speaker Roy Cohee, R-Casper; Rep. Colin Simpson, R-Cody; Bob Wharff, Wyoming executive director of Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife; Sen. Bruce Burns, R-Sheridan; and Senate President John Schiffer, R-Kaycee. Photo courtesy Governor Freudenthal's office.
March 2, 2007
Governor Freudenthal signed the wolf-management bill HB213, "Game and fish-wolf management," also known as House Enrolled Act 123, into law today, March 2.
The Governor commended the Legislature for the measure, and for recognition that a largely unmanaged and rapidly growing wolf population threatens Wyoming’s wildlife herds.
The bill allows for possible changes to Wyoming’s wolf-management plan, depending on the progress of negotiations with the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service.
Freudenthal says he will continue to pursue the state’s lawsuit against the federal government. However, he remains open to a possible agreement.
Governor Freudenthal sent a letter to House Speaker Roy Cohee and Senate President John Schiffer. The letter outlines the Governor's intentions with regard to wolf management. Freudenthal Wolf Letter (76K PDF)