Wyoming wolf harvest continues
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
January 31, 2013
Wolf hunters in Wyoming have harvested six of the animals in the month of January in the predator zone of the state. The wolf hunting season in the trophy game areas of the state ended Dec. 31, 2012, with 42 animals taken as part of the trophy hunt, and an additional 26 wolves killed in the predator zone.
Even though Wyoming's wolf harvest is generally viewed as conservative, it's part of the new hunting programs enacted for wolves in the Northern Rockies in the last two years, and is enough to cause Defenders of Wildlife to attempt to use it as a continued fundraising tool, as evidenced by the email shown in the photo to the right (click on it for larger view).
"Make no mistake – there is a war on wolves and these magnificent and misunderstood top predators need our help," says the email seeking donations. Defenders calls the harvest of wolves "reckless killing."