According to Wyoming Fish and Game Commission (WF&C) Wyoming has authority over gray wolves in the portion described in the area called Wyoming Trophy Game Management Area (WTGMA)
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Graphic: Wyoming and U.S. Department of the Interior Wolf Management Agreement Fact Sheet Source
“Wyoming’s anti‐wolf policies take the state backward, to the days when wolf massacres nearly wiped out wolves in the lower 48 states. Our nation rejected such predator extermination efforts when we adopted the Endangered Species Act,” said Earthjustice attorney Tim Preso. “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has turned its back on Wyoming wolves, and so today we are asking the court to make sure that wolves on the border of Yellowstone — our nation’s first national park — have the protections they need to thrive.” Defenders of Wildlife
A U.S. appeals court ruled on March 3, 2017 to lift protections that kept gray wolves an endangered species in Wyoming for years after federal officials removed packs in neighboring states from that list.
The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia doesn’t take effect immediately, however. Environmental groups that want to keep the protections in place will have a chance to appeal. WODCW Blog
This decision will effect Yellowstone National Park wolves, that often travel off of the park boundaries. The state has yet to decide if there will be a year round wolf hunt or scheduled wolf hunt. This decision undermines the Endangered Species Act by setting a precedent, that; sport hunting of an imperiled species, just of the ESL, is acceptable wolf management policy.