Posted by: Bob Payne | April 19, 2011

US wolves to be hunted again

In historic move on Friday, the US Fish and Wildlife service removed endangered species status protection from gray wolves in five US rocky mountain states. Wolf hunts are already planned in Montana and Idaho, where the animals are blamed for attacking livestock, and a decline in elk numbers. ”We needed to figure out a way to manage these critters just like we manage other wildlife, and this is the way to do it,” Sen. Jon Tester said in an interview with The Associated Press. ”If you take a look at impacts wolves have had on domestic livestock, on our big game, it is not deniable that it has been extensive.”

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