State Congressmen Want Gray Wolves Off Endangered List
Wisconsin Ag Connection – 05/21/2010
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The lawmakers say the growing gray wolf population prompted the DNR to ask the federal government for permission to reclassify the status of the wolf so state authorities would have more flexibility to control the population.
"As the gray wolf has grown in numbers, there have been greater incidents of wolf attacks on livestock and other animals," the letter stated. "This is a growing problem for farmers and residents throughout
They further noted that a decision to keep the wolf on the endangered species list will lead to more attacks, and thus more expenses for the government and landowners.
Last month, State DNR Secretary Matt Frank submitted a petition to Secretary Salazar asking for the delisting. He says wildlife biologists now count the wolf population in
In April 2009, the federal government removed the wolves from the Endangered Species Act list in certain states, including