CODY, Mont. (AP) -- About 150 people turned out for a rally in Cody to share frustrations about the management of wolves in northwest Wyoming.

Speakers at the Saturday rally said management plans favor wolves over all other wildlife and hurts local guides, outfitters and other small business owners dependent on big game hunting.

The rally was organized by the Cody Country Outfitters Association with backing from the Wild Sheep Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and additional groups advocating for hunters and sportsmen.

Neil Thagard, of the Wild Sheep Foundation, says the foundation has invested millions of dollars in restoring bighorn sheep across the region.

But he says that work is in jeopardy because current federal management plans allow too many wolves and grizzly bears.


Information from: Billings Gazette,

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