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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:53 PM
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Wis. banned from killing (endangered) gray wolves
Wis. banned from killing gray wolves
By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press Writer
7 minutes ago


WASHINGTON - A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction barring Wisconsin from killing gray wolves, siding with animal welfare and environmental groups that argue the killing violates the Endangered Species Act.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had issued a permit to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for the killing of up to 43 gray wolves. The state argued that the permit was necessary to maintain social tolerance for the wolves, which are listed as endangered.

In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly mocked that rationale.

"Simply put," Kollar-Kotelly wrote in her decision, "the recovery of the gray wolf is not supported by killing 43 gray wolves."

Wolves were wiped out in Wisconsin in the 1950s after decades of bounty hunting. Since the animal was granted protection as an endangered species in the 1970s, wolves migrated back from Minnesota, and about 500 live mostly in northern and central Wisconsin.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060811/ap_on_sc/gray_wolve...
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:00 PM
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1. And the should stop killing grey whales too!!!!
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:55 PM
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2. Last summer was the first time I saw the Chequamegon area
Got a nice back country camp sight. A neat mix of pine, scrub oak, forest,
and meadows. And knowing that wolves were in the area made it all the better.

Also Sharp Tailed Grouse habitat too.



Come on there is more than enough deer and other game to hunt in Wisconsin
and so as long as the wolves are not causing problems ..... let em be.

And if the wolves get "thick enough" along Lake Superior they might push down
the deer population so that moose can make a comeback too.
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:40 PM
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3. I live on the Wis/IL border

...and in the last 10 years or so we've seen a few gray wolves in our area. We've found it encouraging, but not everyone feels the same.

Cheers
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 08:21 AM
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4. This is good news.
:thumbsup:
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