The Legislature’s failure to ban “coyote whackin’” reiterates Wyoming’s fraught history of wildlife management with toxic politics trumping sound science.
Wyoming Game and Fish reports more than 104,800 wapiti in the state — 31 percent above objectives — but disruptions of hunting patterns present challenges.
In latest test for endangered species, feds and state face off against conservationists.
A week before the Legislature begins its 2016 budget session, conservation conflicts have broken out involving wolves, grizzlies, tourism traffic and trapping.
As the feds begin to remove protections from Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, emotional reaction follows, particularly regarding hunting.