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Expert: Impending wolf suit could stick

A threat to genetic diversity and legal precedent could undermine a decision to give Wyoming control of its wolf population, a Vermont Law School professor says.
As expected, on Monday environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for lifting wolf protections and opening the way for a hunt in Wyoming. Earthjustice, which has won a Wyoming wolf lawsuit in the past, remains dissatisfied with the Wyoming plan to manage wolves as predators in 85 percent of state when federal protections end Sept. 30.
The predator classification will allow anyone to kill wolves at any time by any means, no license required.
In a trophy-game area in northwest Wyoming, a hunt capped at 52 animals will begin Oct. 1.

A threat to genetic diversity and legal precedent could undermine a decision to give Wyoming control of its wolf population, a Vermont Law School professor says.

As expected, on Monday environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for lifting wolf protections and opening the way for a hunt in Wyoming. Earthjustice, which has won a Wyoming wolf lawsuit in the past, remains dissatisfied with the Wyoming plan to manage wolves as predators in 85 percent of state when federal protections end Sept. 30.

The predator classification will allow anyone to kill wolves at any time by any means, no license required.

In a trophy-game area in northwest Wyoming, a hunt capped at 52 animals will begin Oct. 1…

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