Poll finds strong backing for wolf hunting in Wyo.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- A poll shows Wyoming residents are divided about the reintroduction of wolves to the state but strongly support wolf hunting.
The survey was conducted by the University of Wyoming Survey Research Center for the UW Political Sciences Department.
The survey of 668 Wyoming residents was done in October just before conservation groups sued to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to re-establish federal protection for wolves in Wyoming. If the lawsuit is successful, it would take wolf management out of state hands.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that about 49 percent of residents agree with the reintroduction of wolves, while 47 percent think it was a bad idea.
But four of five respondents agreed with allowing for hunting of wolves in the state.
Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com