Gray Wolves are Back on the Endangered Species List in the Great Lakes Region–Is Montana Next?
“A federal judge on Friday placed the gray wolf back on the endangered species list, a measure that put an immediate stop to wolf hunts in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.” That is the first sentence in an article posted on startribune.com. The article goes on to state that this is the fourth time in the last 10 years that courts have intervened in favor of gray wolf protection. This decision overturns a 2011 US Fish & Wildlife Service decision that “opened the way” for hunting wolves in that region for the first time in 40 years. Even with Friday’s ruling, though, state or federal wildlife agents still have permission from the DNR to shoot wolves suspected of livestock depredation, as around 200 wolves in Minnesota alone were killed by officials this year. What are your thoughts on this?
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