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Lawmakers Fear Bite from Wolf Bill

posted Apr 18, 2016, 11:41 AM by chloe owens

1/18/16, My Columbia Basin

Lawmakers fear bite from wolf bill

State legislators are considering bills that will strengthen the state’s Wolf Plan in hopes of avoiding a lawsuit by conservationists who are opposed to the removal of the gray wolf on the state’s endangered species list…”It’s simply too soon to remove protections for Oregon’s wolves,” he said. “It’s not rocket science that roughly 80 wolves in 12 percent of suitable habitat in Oregon does not equal a recovered population. The gray wolf remains endangered and protections should have never been removed.”  Under the Oregon Wolf Plan, it is not legal to kill wolves with the exception of attack.