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Congress balks on removing wolves from endangered list

In this 1987 photo released by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, a wolf stands in the snow near Ishpeming, Mich. Once hunted to near extinction, gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and the northern Rocky Mountains have rebounded. (courtesy)
In this 1987 photo released by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, a wolf stands in the snow near Ishpeming, Mich. Once hunted to near extinction, gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and the northern Rocky Mountains have rebounded. (courtesy)

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- From the "What didn't happen in Washington, D.C.," file:

Wolf rider doesn't make it into federal spending bill
A measure that would have removed federal protection for wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming, and return management of the species to those states did not make it into the federal spending bill expected to be approved by Congress today.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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