Bill Letting States Manage Wolf Population Could Be Introduced Next Week
Washington, DC (Learfield) -- A bill including a provision to let three states be responsible for managing their wolf populations in the western Great Lakes could be introduced in the U-S House of Representatives next week.
Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson is among the supporters, though he does admit it's passage is not guaranteed. A spokesperson for the Humane Society of the U-S says wolves haven't completely recovered yet in their historic range in Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota.
The measure would bypass the federal courts, which have rejected attempts to move the wolves off the endangered list in the past. The wording to make that happen would be included in a catch-all bill.