Gianforte orders new wolf management plan

From the Helena Independent Record:

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte on Thursday ordered state wildlife officials to develop a new wolf management plan.

Officials completed environmental analysis on wolves in the early 2000s in anticipation of federal delisting, releasing the state’s management plan in 2002. Wolves were first delisted in 2009, only to be returned to federal protections the following year by a federal judge. In 2011, wolves were delisted by Congress, and have remained under state management, which has included hunting and trapping.

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