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Biologist hopes DNA test results will confirm CO wolves soon

After an extended silence, a Colorado NPR station talks to the biologist investigating claims of wolves settling in High Lonesome Ranch in Western Colorado and gives an overview of current wolf sentiments.

DE BEQUE, CO (KUNC) – Just say the word “wolf” here in the West, and you’re bound to evoke all sorts of emotional responses. Take hunter Sean Andrews and wolf-advocate Steve Bolanger speaking outside a federal courthouse in Missoula, Montana this week, where a judge is considering a lawsuit that seeks to put the wolf back on the Endangered Species list in the northern Rockies.

“Without management and control, the wolves will decimate our ungulate populations,” Andrews says, “They’ve already done so in many of these areas that have a high population of wolves.”

Bolanger counters, “The wolf needs to be treated just like any other predator, or any other big game animal.”

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