New Mexico seeks to stop feds from releasing wolves

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Lawyers for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish are seeking to stop federal wildlife managers from releasing more endangered Mexican gray wolves into the wild.

In a court filing Thursday, they asked for a temporary restraining order that would require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to get state permission before releasing wildlife – including wolves – in New Mexico.

The move comes after the federal agency released a pair of captive-born pups into a wild wolf den in southwestern New Mexico last month.

Source: New Mexico seeks to stop feds from releasing wolves – Washington Times