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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Governor signs wolf depredation compensation bill


March 12, 2016

WORLAND – The wolf depredation compensation bill sponsored by Representatives Nathan Winters, R- Thermopolis, Jim Allen, R-Lander, David Northrup, R- Powell, Ruth Petroff, R- Jackson, Albert Sommers, R – Pinedale and Senator Dave Kinskey, R- Sheridan passed through both the House and the Senate and was signed by Governor Matt Mead on Friday. It will become effective July 1, 2016.

The program, which will compensate landowners whose property is damaged by grey wolves in areas of the state where grey wolves are classified as a predatory animal, didn’t receive as much money as was asked b...

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