STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT The howl of wolves and ranchers
Earlier this winter I learned that a federal judge had restored endangered species protection to gray wolves in Minnesota. I immediately began cranking out an online story for Agweek.Once the story wa... Posted on 1/23/15 at 12:14 PM
The executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association is pleased that protection of the state’s gray wolf population has shifted from the federal government to the state Department of Natural Resources.
Minnesota ready to assume state’s wolf management again The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday it will publish a final delisting rule in the Federal Register on Dec. 28. In Minnesota, after a 30-day period, the state Department of Natural Resources will reassume management of this species.
MINNEAPOLIS — Ranchers in Western states said they’re hopeful the removal of gray wolves from the federal endangered species list will make it easier to hunt the predators and stem losses of cattle and sheep.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — As wolves spread through Oregon from Idaho, ranchers are trying to get the right to shoot wolves they see attacking livestock, and for the state to pay for cattle and sheep that are killed.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Two decades after the federal government spent a half-million dollars to study the reintroduction of gray wolves to the Northern Rockies, lawmakers say it’s time for Congress to step in again — this time to clamp down on the endangered animals.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana officials are seeking federal approval to kill 186 endangered gray wolves in a special “conservation hunt,” while neighboring Idaho wants permission to kill up to 50 of the predators that officials say are eating too many elk.
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