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Wisconsin officials want wolf protections removed

[large thumbnail url=”wisconsin-officials-want-wolf-protections-removed” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”29″] [thumbnail icon url=”wisconsin-officials-want-wolf-protections-removed” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”29″] Bob Manwell, spokesperson for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says that wolves are double the numbers they should be and that the state is asking for wolves to be removed from the Endangered Species List.

Apparantly, about two wolves for every 154 square miles of land is one wolf too many according to the Wisconson Department of Natural Resources.

There are currently 700 or so wolves in the state, and that is twice the target population.

DNR says wolf population double what it should be
By Bob Schaper – WKOW-TV

MADISON (WKOW) – The Department of Natural Rresources says the wolf population in Wisconsin is twice the number it should be.

“The current status is that the wolf is endangered in Wisconsin, meaning that it is protected,” said Bob Manwell, a DNR spokesman. “No one can kill trap or harm them without threat of prosecution.”

But that could change if the department has its way. Yesterday it petitioned the federal government to remove the wolf from the endangered species list.

In some parts of the state wolfpacks have taken a toll on livestock, deer herds, and even pets.

Adrian Treves, a researcher at the Carnivore Coexistence Lab at UW-Madison, says de-listing the wolf is a tough call…

Read the entire article on wkowtv.com: DNR says wolf population double what it should be

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