Just as the first-ever wolf hunt got underway in Wisconsin, the Humane Society of the United States and The Fund for Animals served notice they will seek once again to put the wolf back on the Endangered Species List.
The groups filed a 60-day notice of their intent to sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife to restore federal protection for the wolf in the Great Lakes region.
The groups also asked Wisconsin and Minnesota to postpone hunting and trapping until the case is decided. Kurt Thiede of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the hunting and trapping season which opened Monday will continue. Minnesota’s season doesn’t start until November.
The seasons were created in an effort to control populations of the wolf which have exceeded target levels in the two states. Wisconsin’s quota is 201 out of a population estimated at around 818 to 880, Minnesota’s quota is 400 out of a population of 3,000.
The wolf was delisted last January and management was turned over to the states...
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