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Utah faced with wolf management

Utah faced with wolf management

Associated Press

Wolves have begun to thrive across the West and they’ve just recently
arrived inside Utah’s border – raising concerns about how the animals
should be dealt with.

The federal government is about to upgrade the wolf’s status from
“endangered’ to “threatened’ and might remove the species from the
list altogether.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that now Utah is entering the debate between
environmentalists, ranchers and hunters on how to manage the animals.

The state must decide if wolves should be allowed to re-establish
themselves there.

In 1995, federal biologists released 31 wolves into Yellowstone and 35 in
central Idaho’s vast wilderness. There are nearly 700 wolves in the
northern Rocky Mountain states of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.