- Wisconsin wildlife officials aren't saying anything about a federal judge's decision to place Great Lakes wolves back on the endangered species list.
U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell's order Friday affects Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The ruling bans further wolf hunting and trapping in those states.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources spokesman Bill Cosh had no immediate comment Friday afternoon. A state Department of Justice spokeswoman said that agency is still reviewing the decision.
Jodi Habush Sinykin, an attorney for Midwest Environmental Advocates, which supports science-based wildlife management, said the decision should serve as a clear signal of caution to people who would destroy the nation's wolves.
A spokesman for the Conservation Congress, a group of sportsmen who advise the DNR on policy, didn't immediately return a message.
|Story By: Associated Press