The iconic gray wolf — once hunted to near-extinction in the United States — may soon lose its endangered species protections.
The U.S. Fish and Wild Service on June 7 proposed to remove the wolf from the nation's list of threatened and endangered species, saying its numbers have bounced back to healthy population levels. There are at least 6,100 wolves across the Great Lakes and Western states, FWS officials said.
Under the proposal, state wildlife officials would be responsible for managing wolf populations within their borders.
Gray wolves were already delisted in the Western Great Lake states in 20
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