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Colorado Wolf Advocates, Wildlife Managers Again Feud Over Reintroduction

posted Nov 3, 2016, 9:54 AM by chloe owens

7/24/16, by Kevin Fixler, Summit Daily

Colorado wolf advocates, wildlife managers again feud over reintroduction

…A week ago, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) – the agency tasked with managing the state’s fishing, hunting, camping and boating and operating 42 state parks and more than 900,000 acres of wildlands – released a statement that climbing sightings of gray wolves over the last several years will lead to a “likely eventual establishment of their population in Colorado.” Because of this assumption, CPW was reminding the public that under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, those who kill a wolf could lface up to a year in prison and upwards of $100,000 fines for each offense, per the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.