This year’s wolf hunt in Montana is scheduled to start next week. But not if some environmental groups have anything to do with it. As the Missoulian’s Rob Chaney writes today:
The Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Friends of the Clearwater and WildEarth Guardians want to return the gray wolf to federal Endangered Species Act protection. After Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont. and Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, delisted the wolf with a congressional rider last spring, the groups challenged the action in U.S. District Court.
The Missoula court upheld the congressional delisting, and the wolf advocates appealed to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeal has not been argued yet.
The Alliance for the Wild Rockies wants an emergency injunction to stop the hunt.
(Image: National Park Service)