- Two national groups plan to file a federal suit to once again protect the wolf in the Great Lakes region.
The Humane Society of the United States and The Fund for Animals filed the 60 day notice with the Fish and Wildlife Service Monday, as required under the Endangered Species Act.
If the agency doesn't restore federal protections to wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan during that period, they'll ask a court to do it.
Monday marked the opening day of Wisconsin's first wolf hunting season.
Hunters reported killing four wolves over the opening day of the hunt.
Minnesota's season is set to open November 3rd.
The groups are asking the two states to postpone their wolf seasons until the federal case is resolved.
Written By: The Associated Press