ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Montana says settlement possible in wolf lawsuit

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana officials say it may be possible to reach a settlement with environmentalists who successfully sued to restore federal protections for gray wolves in their state and in Idaho.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana officials say it may be possible to reach a settlement with environmentalists who successfully sued to restore federal protections for gray wolves in their state and in Idaho.

The attorney for the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department says the state would require that any such deal provide it full flexibility to manage the wolves for hunting just like it does other animals.

Bob Lane says he thinks the 13 environmental groups in the case want assurance the state will manage the wolves for a viable and sustained population. Lane says both sides are still talking about what such a deal would look like.

Montana officials have appealed the federal judge's ruling that restored federal protections for gray wolves.

Related Topics: WILDLIFE
What To Read Next
“Let’s put this in the rearview mirror,” Sen. Michael Diedrich, a Rapid City Republican said.
A resolution looking to allow the legislature to consider work requirements on the newly expanded Medicaid program is one step closer to the 2024 ballot.
With HB 1205, Reps Mike Lefor and Vicky Steiner would prohibit "sexually explicit content" in public libraries. Facing an uphill battle, the pair remain united in their commitment to see it passed.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.