Gray Wolf No Longer "Endangered"

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

As of today, the gray wolf is no longer on the federal government's list of endangered species in the Great Lakes region.

But that doesn't mean it's open season on the wolf.

Killing them remains illegal in Michigan, where the wolf is still on the state's list of threatened species.

The only exception is if a wolf threatens human safety.

The US Interior Department officially handed over wolf management responsibilities to state and tribal governments in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin today.

Each state has its own policies on wolves. Michigan is updating its management plan.

In the meantime, farmers who have problems with wolves attacking livestock should call the state Department of Natural Resources for help.

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