Published July 05, 2011, 08:55 AM

Public comment phase ends for gray wolf delisting

Outdoor News
-- Today marks the end of a 60-day public comment period that could affect the future of the grey wolf in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan.

Today marks the end of a 60-day public comment period that could affect the future of the grey wolf in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan.

The U.S. Fish-and-Wildlife Service wants to remove the wolf from the endangered species list in the three states. Conservation groups have twice blocked the move in federal courts, but officials say they’ll try again to establish a final rule by the end of the year.

There are currently over four-thousand grey wolves living in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan. The Badger State has around 700. When the wolf is de-listed, Wisconsin runs its own management program. Among other things, the state makes it easier for farmers to kill problem wolves which hurt their livestock and crops.

Tags: