It’s funny to me how many people here feel this has anything to do with Game and Fish. This solely has to do with WYOGAs stranglehold on the legislature. The wilderness rule is in state statute.
The same can be said for what just happened with the NR draw app deadline and draw date.
Are you really trying to suggest that a species that is being reintroduced to the area (they weren't some other larger subspecies as people suggest), which were extirpated, but still lived less than 700 miles away is comparable to cheat grass, which is native to Europe? Really?
Hopefully you talked to Jason Sherwood about your specific situation. And keep in mind that things vary by region in some circumstances (like @madtom mentioned, so its best to speak the the Access coordinator in the region you are hunting with your specific situation.
Swan can actually be done now as they are classified as a game bird. It certainly appears that WI and MI are up against giant fights to get crane seasons, especially with ICF spreading their propaganda.
If my memory of the podcast serves me correctly, the host was about as middle of the road on the issues as they come. Some of the mormon things I wasn't aware about and brought an interesting perspective.
If you aren't familiar with what went on then, how can you possibly have a frame of reference to know it won't happen again?
I'll repeat my original stance, applying this rule to the lower 48 won't fly.