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Wolf Population up, hunt still in doubt.
Wisconsin’s small population of endangered gray wolves grew by about 13 percent in the last year, a state Department of Natural Resources official said Thursday.
The first increase in the estimated population since hunting and trapping became legal again in 2012 indicates that the population can be managed without doing permanent harm, said the DNR’s large carnivore specialist, David MacFarland, but it remains unlikely that another hunt will take place this fall.
A federal judge in December placed the gray wolf back on the federal endangered species list, saying that Wisconsin and two other states had allowed too many of the animals to be killed before they have been able to spread throughout their historic range, which at one time included most of the lower 48 states.
State and federal officials are attempting to override the court ruling, but if that doesn’t happen before early July it will be difficult for the DNR to properly set kill limits and process license applications in time for a fourth hunt to start Oct. 15, MacFarland said.
Great Lakes Wolves ordered to be back on endangered list.
A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list – a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states.