Park Service Weighs Wolf Hunt In Rockefeller Pkwy
A National Park Service official says he would consider allowing wolf hunting in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway but doesn't think it's ideal.
The prospect of wolf hunting comes up now that state and federal officials have agreed to remove wolves from endangered species protection in Wyoming.
John Wessels, regional director for the National Park Service, tells the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that wolf hunting could be allowed in the parkway if it helped to achieve Wyoming's goals for wolf numbers in the state.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that a variety of hunting is currently allowed in the Rockefeller parkway between Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
A proposal for managing wolves in Wyoming would protect wolves in Grand Teton and Yellowstone.