Contacting Info

ynp4me took the time to gather information about who to contact in Wyoming. It was sent as a comment, but due to the work involved, I am moving it to a post.

Ralph Maughan

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I made a quick list of people to contact for and then thought I’d add this here too! ~ Vicky

Send letters, make calls, etc about the Wyoming Wolf Killings!

It is very easy to see Yellowstone and avoid spending money or giving tax money $ to Wyoming. Don’t buy any gas in Wyoming or Yellowstone. Fill up with gas everyday in Montana or Idaho.

Lodging in the park creates tax money for Wyoming. Consider lodging outside of YNP. Let Xanterra know why you change your reservations. There is lodging in Montana in the gateway towns of West Yellowstone, Gardiner, Jardine, Silver Gate, and Cooke City.

Buy all trinkets, t-shirts and such in Montana gateway towns.
It will save you money (usually same items but are less expensive than in the park and in towns with resort tax- it’s less than WY tax).

Contact Wyoming Congressional Delegation
Reach out to Wyoming’s congressional delegation about federal legislation and other important issues.

Senator Mike Enzi

Senator John Barrasso

Representative Barbara Cubin (notice her Yellowstone graphics)

Contact the Governor Freudenthal
By Mail:
State Capitol
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0010
By Phone or Fax:
307.777.7434 (phone)
307.632.3909 (fax)
EMAIL form

SUBLETTE County Commisioner

(the other newspaper besides Pinedale online)
219 E. Pine St., Suite 116 (Summit Building),
P.O. Box 100, Pinedale, WY 82941
Phone 307-367-2123

Customer Service Center at 307-777-4600
or write to:
Wyoming Game and Fish
5400 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82006

Wyoming Travel & Tourism
I-25 at College Drive
Cheyenne, WY 82002
TEL: 307-777-7777
FAX: 307-777-2877
TOLL FREE: 800-225-5996
EMAIL form

Representatives / Senators


P.O. Box 1090
3101 Big Horn Ave.
Cody, Wyo. 82414.
Telephone number is (307) 587-2231.
FAX is (307) 587-5208.
E-mail address is

Jackson Hole News & Guide
Jackson Hole Daily
1225 Maple Way
P.O. Box 7445
Jackson, Wyo. 83002
Main: 307-733-2047
Editorial Fax: 307-734-1160

Casper Star Tribune
307-266-0500 – 170 Star Lane
Casper, WY 82604
Wyoming RADIO stations


General Phone: (406) 657-1241
News stories and tips:
Submit a letter online

Ruffin Prevost Cody Bureau 307-527-7250
Brett French Outdoors 406-657-1387
Mike Stark Yellowstone Park/General 406-657-1232


( stands to lose tourist $$ )

Buffalo Bill Museum
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
Phone: 307/587-4771

CODY Tourism
list of Wy businesses and places

A ban of spending money $$$ in Jackson will get noticed!

PO Box 550
Jackson, WY, 83001
call 307-733-3316
fax 307-733-5585

Jackson, WY business listing can be found here


Looking at the Pinedale Online Page this morning…
Some may consider calling all advertisements
and asking them not to support the newspaper
by advertising with them. Most ads are geared
toward tourists… snowmobilers and real estate.

~ V







  1. Robert Hoskins Avatar
    Robert Hoskins

    Add WGFD Director Terry Cleveland,

  2. Catbestland Avatar

    Thanks Robert. This helps a lot.

  3. Robert Hoskins Avatar
    Robert Hoskins

    I have posted the URL for these contacts to the Western Carnivore Conservation List as well.

  4. jerry b Avatar
    jerry b

    Spoke with the Tourism Bureau and they suggested contacting their rep to the Governor. His name is Chuck Coon

  5. Pronghorn Avatar

    Making purchases in Montana instead of Wyoming supports the state directly responsible for the largest bison slaughter since the 19th century. Perhaps this is a good year to visit Zion, the Smokies, the Everglades, etc. I can’t think of another national park that actually kills its wildlife to prevent it from leaving.

  6. Mack P. Bray Avatar
    Mack P. Bray

    Pronghorn, you’re exactly right. Perhaps all three states – Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, should be avoided.

    Here’s a park I’m madly in love with: Capital Reef, in Utah. Avoid the campground at Fruita and the one in the south; head up to the northern part of the park – and you’ll be rewarded…

  7. vicki Avatar

    Visit Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. It isn’t the largest park, but it is pretty.
    Heck, just visit your local national forests… haze a cow!! HA, that was just a joke!!!
    If you are already planning on going to YNP do not shop in the gate communities. If you go, camp, and take all your supplies with you, and avoid touristy spots… or stay inside the park… but fill up before you enter Wyoming, Montana or Idaho, then buy gas inside the park.
    I am with Mack though, there are so many places to visit.
    Maybe we should boycott New Mexico too.

  8. Catbestland Avatar

    Be sure and tell everyone on the contact list that people come to Wyoming to see wolves, not cows.

  9. jimbob Avatar

    I hate to say it, but I’ve contacted the governor of Wyoming to voice my displeasure with his policies—even tried being very diplomatic. I mentioned how I won’t spend ANY money in Wyo. anymore, but used to spend a lot of time and money there. I think he and his legislature are too ignorant or pigheaded to care. Only large scale boycotts and screaming businesses might get their attention.

  10. Vicky Avatar

    Calling and writing about why you visit Wyoming should be done! Wyoming understands how much they take in from tourists! A friend of mine suggested sending in copies of our bills from our trips. Show them that we spend money!

    The bottom line is, we don’t like Wyoming’s wolf policy and we
    need to let them know it!

  11. Terry Nissen Avatar
    Terry Nissen

    Thanks for all the e-mail addresses and contact information in Wyoming. I am in the process of sending e-mails to each and every contact listed. This recent killing of Wolf #253, former Druid, is outrageous. I agree with whoever said that it ranks right up there with the killing of Wolf #10 in 1995. Another trigger happy redneck. Another wolf not bothering any livestock. What a shame it is that all the organizations out to stop this slaughter have to wait till the end of this month??? How many more before then??? It really troubles me. I have written that I will no longer spend any money in Wyoming and the only time I will set foot in that state is when I am in Yellowstone.

  12. Catbestland Avatar

    Is anyone getting any responses frrom these contacts. I know when I contact officials in my state I at least get acknowledgement that they will consider my concerns. I haven’t recieved anything back from these Yahoos. Even when I called Barbara Cubins office, all I got was an uh huh.

  13. Ralph Maughan Avatar

    You won’t get much response unless you are their constituent.

    One place that might very well care is the Committee on Natural Resources in the US House. You might have seen the article on the GAO’s condemnation of the bison slaughter today. The GAO did the investigation at the request of this committee. The General Accounting Office is an investigative arm of the Congress.

    This House committee (Natural Resources) has jurisdiction over the Department of Interior, and they are generally friendly since the 2006 election.

    The phone number given at their web site is (202) 226-9019

    Web site Note that the GAO report on bison is the committee’s headline story today on their web site.

  14. YNP4me Avatar

    As I stated above…
    Some may consider calling all advertisements
    and asking them not to support the newspaper
    by advertising with them. Most ads are geared
    toward tourists… snowmobilers and real estate.

    Seems the Editor of Pinedale Online does not like the idea of us calling her advertisers!

    Pinedale Online is where CAT posts her wolf info…


    We were quite appalled to read in a wolf worship blog recently asking his readers to call our local newspaper’s advertisers and ask them to not advertise with the paper because he doesn’t like Cat’s style of reporting on wolf activity here. While we certainly respect anyone’s right to a different opinion, this blogger is confused on some of his facts. We want to clarify that Pinedale Online is not a part of either of our local newspapers. We are completely separate business entities and our content is entirely on the Web. We are proud to sponsor Cat Urbigkit and Wolf Watch on Pinedale Online, and we are entirely responsible for the content that appears on our website and on Cat’s Wolf Watch section. We are proud that we are able to provide our content for free and not charge our readers a subscription fee to get access to our stories. Readers who don’t like what is printed in a newspaper can stop buying and reading that newspaper. Readers who don’t like what appears on our website are certainly welcome to move on and get their wolf news from other websites. If Cat’s Wolf Watch is your ongoing source for finding out about the wolf happenings in our area, we hope you appreciate the time and research she puts into each story to get that news out to you.

    ~ Vicky

  15. ynp4me Avatar


    I was just looking at the Gray Wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains website and saw that they are discontinuing the interagency weekly wolf reports.

    Each state will have their own wolf information:







    ~ V

  16. YNP4me Avatar

    Wyoming Wolf Report

    For the week ending 4/4/2008

    ~ V

  17. vicki Avatar

    I am calling Xanterra on Monday and cancelling my reservations, I am also sending a letter to every one of the above mentioned contacts.
    Where do the Native Americans in Wyoming stand on this?
    Perhaps we should start writing to them too.

  18. YNP4me Avatar

    Here are a few more places to contact in regards to getting the word out about the Wyoming Wolf Policy. You may wish to express concern about the Sublette County, Wyoming elk feeding grounds issues as well.

    Please write letter and make calls that detail your concerns about the WY wolf policy in a clear and peaceful manner.

    Newslink –

    CNN News –

    USA Today

    New York Times
    The Newsroom at the New York Times;;


    Readers Digest
    Contact the editors
    Propose an article
    Contact Readers Digest Main –


    The Orion Society
    187 Main Street
    Great Barrington, MA


    Time Magazine –

    U.S. News and World Report

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    1849 C Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20240
    Address to Dale Hall National Director
    Director – phone (202) 208-4717

    USFWS Region 6 – Mountain-Prairie –
    CO, KS, MT, NE, ND, SD, UT, WY
    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 25486 DFC
    Denver, Colorado 80225
    Regional Director (
    phone (303) 236-7920
    fax (303) 236-8295

  19. YNP4me Avatar

    Newly added…

    Wolf Comments at the Pinedale Online website

    Send yours in!

  20. Glenn Avatar

    Please note: WGFD Director Terry Cleveland’s email address is the following:


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.

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