The story in the Jackson Hole News and Guide says “hunting regulations,” but they didn’t in fact set hunting regulations.

Wyoming drafts wolf hunting regulations. By Cory Hatch.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project and the creator of The Wildlife News.

2 Responses to Wyoming drafts wolf population regulations

  1. avatar Robert Hoskins says:

    For those interested in following up this story, see the Wyoming G&F Website at

    This pages offers links to the draft regulations.

    In the “draft” trophy game regulations, chpt 21, the focus is, as we might expect, killing wolves.

    Of interest also is chpt. 28, which addresses monetary compensation out of the hunter/angler funded G&F Fund to landowners for big game and trophy game depredation on livestock. Note especially the formula for compensation of wolf kills on domestic sheep, which is number of animals confirmed as wolf kills TIMES 7.

    What deal.

  2. avatar Dan Stebbins says:

    Should we have expected anything less from the state of Wyoming?


December 2007


‎"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

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