Hunting Groups Defend Wolf Delisting
The delisting of gray wolves has spurred a rash of lawsuits. Wolf supporters are questioning the constitutionality of congress delisting the wolves from the endangered list. In the other corner we have the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Mule Deer Foundation, Wild Sheep Foundation, Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW), Montana SFW, Idaho SFW, Arizona SFW and Big Game Forever who filed jointly supporting the delisting.
The original wolf reintroduction plan started out with wolf management goals, however the actual wolf numbers have skyrocketed. The groups defending the delisting believe the states should be responsible and have the ability to create their own wolf management plans. They are afraid that with the high wolf numbers the impact on big game herds may face irreversible damage. Wolves do not have predators, and have been known to attack livestock, horses, pets. With growing numbers there may be more human interaction as well. From Ammoland.com.