The Utah Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would let the state decide whether to kill wolves to control the predators' population.
The measure, which now goes to the House, passed 21-8, with all eight Democrats voting against it.
"...there is already a Utah Wolf Management Plan in place that will allow up to two packs to form, at which time a review of the plan would be triggered. It also allows for removal of problem wolves and includes a generous compensation package for ranchers who lose livestock to wolves."
7 good points why Utah DWR should "explain to us why it should be replaced with a zero-tolerance program"
I am highlighting the third one which irritates me every time I hear it.
"...according to information published by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the number of elk in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming has increased by 88 percent in the last 35 years and by 14 percent since wolves were reintroduced."
The bill is headed to the governor after passing the House on a 47-23 vote.
This action has been described to be more of a message. An effort to squeeze the feds into approving the state's wolf management plan. I am so anxious to see the result since federal law supersedes state law. [if we had one, i'd put a "stupid" emoticon here]