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Nevada wildlife commissioners might make it legal to shoot a ‘lone wolf'; though federal fines would remain

[large thumbnail url=”nevada-wildlife-commissioners-might-make-it-legal-to-shoot-a-lone-wolf-though-federal-fines-would-remain” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”nevada-wildlife-commissioners-might-make-it-legal-to-shoot-a-lone-wolf-though-federal-fines-would-remain” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”06″] Wolves might not make Nevada home, but their occasional presence is of mounting concern to some.

Nevada wildlife commissioners are scheduled today to discuss the possibility of adopting a regulation, at least temporarily, that would change the gray wolf’s official status from a protected game animal to an unprotected one — the same as coyotes and skunks, which can be shot at any time.

However, because the wolf is listed as a federally protected species, killing one could result in fines of up to $100,000 whatever Nevada does with its own classification, argued Bob Williams, Nevada supervisor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The discussion was largely prompted by a federal judge’s August decision to reinstate wolves as an endangered species in Idaho and Montana and concern the federal government might infringe on Nevada’s right to manage wolves, which could threaten big game and livestock…

Read the entire article on rgj.com: Nevada wildlife commissioners might make it legal to shoot a ‘lone wolf’ though federal fines would remain

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