Wyoming's lone congresswoman says the Cowboy State should be able to manage the gray wolf without interference from the federal government.

"Wolf management is not being handled the way it ought to be," said U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney. "It's an issue that really belongs back at the state levels."

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had tried to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list, but courts in 2014 reimposed federal protections for the wolves.

A bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday by Cheney would instruct the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delist again and bar the federal courts from getting involved and reviewing the decision.

"It's a bipartisan issue," said Cheney. "We see what's happened with the wolf population (and) we see the damage that's being done, particularly for our ranchers."

Similar legislation failed to advance last year, but Cheney is hopeful that changes under the Trump administration.

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