Delisting of the wolf coming soon, it seems

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  1. Josh R

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    https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/n...zmyf5iSN1yCp9u-Bnmthbzc4G9BMuuexcZKlzbpSl4VMs

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday will announce a new rule to remove federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states.

    U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who oversees the Fish and Wildlife Service, is slated to make the announcement at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife refuge in Bloomington, Minnesota.
    The move will hand wolf management back to individual states and tribal governments, allowing each state to decide if hunting and trapping should be allowed to cull wolf numbers.



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  2. 22 Chuck

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    What will that mean for MI sportsmen?? It will mean more waiting and more $$ to ever get a season, I suppose.
     
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  3. Luv2hunteup

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    Hoping for a UP wide trapping and hunting season for wolves. They need to be managed not protected.
     
  4. Josh R

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    They definitely need to make sure trapping is part of the plan

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  5. TNL

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    Gray wolves are now officially delisted in the lower 48. Not sure how that affects the TC judges ruling of a few years ago.
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    Trump Administration Returns Management and Protection of Gray Wolves to States and Tribes Following Successful Recovery Efforts
    10/29/2020
    Date: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020
    Contact: Interior_Press[​IMG]ios.doi.gov

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - More than 45 years after gray wolves were first listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Trump Administration and its many conservation partners are announcing the successful recovery of the gray wolf and its delisting from the ESA. U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt was at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge to announce that state and tribal wildlife management agency professionals will resume responsibility for sustainable management and protection of delisted gray wolves in states with gray wolf populations, while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) monitors the species for five years to ensure the continued success of the species.

    The Service based its final determination solely on the best scientific and commercial data available, a thorough analysis of threats and how they have been alleviated and the ongoing commitment and proven track record of states and tribes to continue managing for healthy wolf populations once delisted. This analysis includes the latest information about the wolf’s current and historical distribution in the contiguous United States

    “Today’s action reflects the Trump Administration’s continued commitment to species conservation based on the parameters of the law and the best scientific and commercial data available,” said Secretary Bernhardt. “After more than 45 years as a listed species, the gray wolf has exceeded all conservation goals for recovery. Today’s announcement simply reflects the determination that this species is neither a threatened nor endangered species based on the specific factors Congress has laid out in the law.”
     
  6. B.Jarvinen

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    Should it perhaps read:

    The move will hand wolf management back to individual courts

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  7. Josh R

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  8. shaffe48b

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    Never got a wolf. Someday.
     
  9. Lumberman

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    This is a great news.
     
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    YUP And just like every time they have tried to give the control back to the states some wolf hugger judge will put a stop to it!

    I think it is Idaho that had the balls to tell the Feds and the courts that they are the ones that will control the wolves. They do!
     
  11. Josh R

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    If this goes back to State level control, would the next step be up to the NRC or does it start somewhere else first?

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    I read that the Anti's are already Judge shopping to find one that will put an injunction on this. My bet is they'll fine one very soon. I would like nothing more than to be very wrong, but that's my bet,
     
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    I just heard on the radio that we could now have a wolf.season in Michigan. I'll be shocked though if our antihunting governer will ever allow a wolf season here on her watch.
     
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    We should immediately open a season with a goal to reduce wolf number to 100 in Michigan.