The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is deciding how many wolves to kill this year

If the hunting season proceeds as proposed, up to 38 wolves will be shot in the “hunting areas” around the border of Yellowstone National Park this winter.

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The Gray Wolf and the Trout

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is deciding how many wolves to kill this year. Right now is our chance to speak out against this hunt.

Until June 10, the WGFD is accepting public comments about its wolf hunting regulations. If the hunting season proceeds as proposed, up to 38 wolves will be shot in the “hunting areas” around the border of Yellowstone National Park this winter.

Take action before the June 10 deadline to urge Wyoming officials to put a stop to deadly wolf hunts.

Wyoming is a deadly place to be a wolf.

In Wyoming, a wolf can be considered just two things: a predator, or a trophy.

On the borders of Yellowstone National Park, wolf populations are tallied up as prey for trophy hunters who want to shoot them for their pelts. Everywhere else — in 85% of the state — wolves’ status as “predatory animals” means they can be killed at any time, in any way, for any reason.

But we know that wolves are treasures, not trophies or inconvenient animals to be dispatched.

We must convince WGFD to lower the number of wolves hunters will be allowed to kill this year.

Theia’s story can’t be allowed to repeat.

The story of a wolf named Theia demonstrates Wyoming’s callous attitude towards wolves. Theia was run over by a hunter on a snowmobile and captured. Her mouth was taped shut, she was dragged to a bar to be shown off, and ultimately she was shot in the head.

Every part of this story is cruel — but the only crime Theia’s killer was charged with is possession of a live animal. According to the state of Wyoming, shooting her was totally permitted.

Take action to save the wolves.

In order to change Wyoming’s treatment of wolves, WGFD needs to hear from us.

Raise your voice during this comment period to help save Wyoming’s wolves from hunting this year.

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