Learn More About Wolves and Wyoming's Laws and Regulations

On April 25, 2017 a court mandate returned management of gray wolves to the State of Wyoming. To read more about that news click here.

Game and Fish is now managing wolves subject to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission (Commission) approved wolf management plan, regulations (Chapters 21 and 47) and State Statutes. All of those went through a public comment process previously.

Below is the map showing the boundaries where state law defines wolves as trophy game animals and where they are defined as predatory animals.

Wolves outside the TGMA are now considered predatory animals as defined in state law and therefore can be harvested. Any wolf harvested in the predator zone must be reported to the Game and Fish within 10 days of harvest, this can be done by phone. Game and Fish would like to obtain a genetic sample from each harvested wolf.

Game and Fish does not manage wolves outside the Trophy Game Management Area.

Wyoming managed wolves from 2012-2014. In September 2014 a judge’s decision put them back on the endangered species list. Click here for Wyoming's 2014 wolf report.

Visit our wolf information page for other reports and information. 
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