A spokesperson for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicated yesterday that the agency plans to announce on Monday, January 29, 2007 that the gray wolf will be de-listed in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, although Wyoming has not come up with a satisfactory wolf management plan.
Hunting the wolf as a game species will be allowed in Idaho and Montana but not Wyoming until an agreement is reached. The feds also plan to announce plans for de-listing the wolf in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. It is doubtful that any of these de-listing efforts will go uncontested by wolf advocates and animal rights activists.