The Obama administration on Friday proposed lifting most of the remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that would end four decades of recovery efforts but has been criticized by some scientists as premature.
Federal wildlife officials have drafted plans to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that could end a decades-long recovery effort that has restored the animals but only in parts of their historic range.
John Flesher and Matthew Brown
, April 26, 2013
DNR officials report more than 100 wolves have been killed during Minnesota's first managed wolf hunt. 109 wolves have been taken in the first eight days of the hunt, which includes 47 in the northeast hunting zone.
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