Commission: Don’t bring wolves back to Colorado

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Allowing gray wolves to prowl Colorado’s high country would imperil the small moose population atop Grand Mesa and threaten other game species, the Mesa County Commission said.

The commission urged the federal government in a resolution to follow the recommendations of the Colorado Wildlife Commission, which opposed reintroduction of the gray wolf to Colorado.

“These animals are killers,” Commissioner Scott McInnis said. “They have no place in this state,” which now counts on livestock to drive its economy.

Moose, however, are prime prey for wolves and the 400 or so moose on Grand Mesa could be imperiled by wolves not even two decades after the moose were reintroduced on the mesa, McInnis said.<<<Read More>>>