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Montana, Idaho scrambling in response to wolf relisting decision

[large thumbnail url=”montana-idaho-scrambling-in-response-to-wolf-relisting-decision” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”montana-idaho-scrambling-in-response-to-wolf-relisting-decision” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”10″] With Wyoming’s unreasonable wolf management plan now putting a halt to Montana and Idaho’s strategies, both states are now scrambling to find ways around the restrictions the ruling now puts on them.

Montana’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks commissioners had just finished their meeting Thursday afternoon when the wolf returned to their door.

“The staff ran down the hall and grabbed them,” FWP wolf program coordinator Carolyn Sime said of U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy’s decision relisting wolves as an endangered species. “They came back and officially reconvened the meeting.”

The commissioners ordered FWP director Joe Maurier to appeal the ruling and look for other ways to reduce the state’s wolf population – since the ruling canceled Montana’s wolf hunting season.

But fast decisions at the top may not translate into action in the woods this fall…

Read the entire article on missoulian.com: Montana, Idaho consider wolf-control options with hunts shut down

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