Born Free USA Position: SUPPORT
It would put the wolf hunt on hold to study the outcomes of the wolf hunt on the wolf population and to implement a wolf management plan. The wolf management plan would include data on wolf deaths, conflict with humans and livestock, and public sentiment toward wolves; as well as the development of best management practices (BMPs) for livestock producers to reduce and prevent wolf depredation.
The bill also calls for an annual wolf population census and the creation of a Wolf Management Plan Review Advisory Council. The bill would also close tribal lands to the hunting and trapping of wolves if tribal leadership requests it.