"CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming and the U.S. Department of Interior have reached an agreement that would end federal protection for wolves in the state and allow hunters to kill more than 50% of those living outside Yellowstone National Park.
Wyoming would agree to maintain at least 100 gray wolves outside Yellowstone, including 10 breeding pairs, officials announced Wednesday. There are now about 230 wolves outside the park and 110 more inside it.
Wolves immediately outside Yellowstone would be subject to regulated hunting in a zone that would expand slightly in the winter, giving the wolves more protection south of Jackson. Those elsewhere would be classified as predators that could be shot on sight."