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Zuni Mountains and Mexican Wolf

CIBOLA COUNTY – The federal government is seeking citizens’ comments on a proposed Mexican wolf management plan, which could affect Zuni Mountain residents.

“We have scheduled a meeting with the permittees,” reported Mount Taylor District Ranger Matt Reidy. “Letters were mailed on Sept. 11 to the 18 people who hold grazing permits. There are 27 allotments and we want these folks to have information on the proposed changes.”

He pointed out that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is the lead agency for this proposal, which affects Mexican wolf habitat.

“An important note is that while wolves have passed through or were removed from the Zuni Mountains in the past, under this proposed rule they would be allowed to stay (in the Zunis) and develop territories,” the ranger explained via email…

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