Litigation Fails To Stop Northern Rockies Wolf Hunts

Law360, New York (September 15, 2009, 5:04 PM EDT) -- Environmentalists are desperately trying to halt the continental United States' first wolf hunt in decades, but despite some encouraging words from a judge, they appear unlikely to succeed before the 2009 season ends.

Since gray wolves were reintroduced into the northern Rocky Mountains in the mid-1990s, the population has expanded from a few dozen to nearly 2,000. But when the Obama administration stripped Endangered Species Act protection this April for wolves in Idaho and Montana, those states made plans to kill 220 and 75 wolves, respectively....
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