Mead Calls Wolf Bill for Idaho, Montana a Model

Associated Press 

Governor Matt Mead believes Wyoming ultimately should get the same sort of deal to end federal protections for wolves that's in the works for Idaho and Montana. 

A bill pending before congress would end Endangered Species Act protection for wolves in Idaho and Montana, while putting a halt to ongoing litigation from environmental groups. 

Wyoming isn't included in the bill. 

Mead says he regards the bill for the other two states as a model for what could be done in Wyoming.  He says he's hopeful his administration ultimately can work out a similar arrangement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.