A congressman from Wisconsin introduced legislation to return management of the gray wolf to state control.
“Wisconsin deserves the opportunity to use science-based wildlife management for our own gray wolf population, because we know what’s better for our state’s ecosystem better than activist judges in Washington,” said Congressman Sean Duffy.
Management of gray wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin was transferred from the state to the federal level following two 2014 U.S. District Court decisions, prompted by environmental groups, that reinstated gray wolves under the protections of the Endangered Species Act.
Wolf populations are well above minimum recovery levels in all three states.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation maintains that state agencies should manage wolves just as they manage elk, bears, deer and other wildlife in accordance with the North American Wildlife Conservation Model.