RMEF Calls for Delisting of Growing Great Lakes Wolf Population

“The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) detected an estimated minimum wolf population of 925-956 wolves during 2016-2017, representing a 6.8 percent increase from 2015-2016. In light of the Great Lakes wolf population numbering well above original recovery goals, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation calls for delisting and/or Congressional action to allow state agencies the […]

Some Washington wolves could be delisted

OLYMPIA, Washington – State Rep. Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda) is proposing the gray wolf be removed from the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission’s endangered species list in four counties that are along the Canadian border. The region in House Bill 1872 maps out to be the hardest hit by depredation by wolves. Kretz himself raises […]

Wolf delisting plan clears House

PORTLAND (AP) — As the battle over Oregon’s recent delisting of the gray wolf as endangered is waged in a courtroom, the state’s lone Republican congressman helped convince the House to approve a plan to remove all protections for the species at the federal level. The proposal cleared the chamber Wednesday with a 223-201 vote […]

Wolf delisting decision officially ratified into Oregon law 

Last year’s decision to remove the gray wolf from Oregon’s endangered species list was upheld in state law Tuesday with Gov. Kate Brown‘s signature — likely blocking an environmentalist lawsuit from moving forward. In November, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission decided gray wolf numbers had climbed enough to justify delisting under its management plan, […]

Ranchers, hunters praise gray wolf decision

Hunters and ranchers are applauding Gov. Kate Brown this week for upholding the decision to delist gray wolves from the state’s endangered species list. On Tuesday, Brown signed a bill ratifying the delisting into state law. In a statement, the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association said ranchers had made numerous trips and driven thousands of miles across […]

Wolf delisting passes U.S. House

Wyoming’s governor supports an amendment that passed the U.S. House on Friday to restore wolf management duties in Wyoming and three other states. Wyoming wildlife regulators say they’re ready should the bill survive the U.S. Senate and get signed into law. The amendment would also halt future judicial review of federal wolf protections in the […]