Here is another story on the big jump in Wyoming predator control money. This one focuses on predators killing “good wildlife.” Ironically, this story comes just a week or so after it was revealed that Wyoming Game and Fish officials think there are too many “good wildlife” (elk, deer, and pronghorn) at the present, and needed to be reduced.

Predator control for wildlife stirs debate. By Whitney Royster. Casper Star Tribune.

About The Author

Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

3 Responses to Predator control for Wyoming wildlife stirs debate

  1. skyrim says:

    New bumper sticker found on back of truck in Evanston yesterday morning; ” Welcome to Wyoming, Now take a wolf and go home”. Made me feel pretty good after just spending $1300.00 over 12 days in the damn state. I’m just about through with this attitude, I can tell you that!
    I think I’ll start going back to San Diego. I never felt bad spending money down there.

  2. My rule is to spend money only in Teton County, Wyoming.

  3. DV8 says:

    When driving from Colorado through Wyoming to Montana, it’s possible to not spend any gas money in Wyoming if your car gets good mileage. Fill up at the Wellington exit on I-25 and then again on the Crow Indian Reservation at the Little Big Horn site. Pack a lunch and boycott Wyoming entirely.



‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey