The Washington Post this morning is reporting that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will begin lifting the ban that has protected the gray wolf in Idaho and Montana but not Wyoming. Wyoming is still tied up in a court battle over a wolf management plan.
The Defenders of Wildlife are protesting the move saying it is illegal to de-list state by state.
*Update* 10:11 a.m. Wednesday
The Billings Gazette has the latest updates on the status of the Wyoming wolf management plan after meeting with federal authorities on Monday.