The conflict over wolf hunting continues to rage, with anti-hunting groups becoming more aggressive.
Ever since last December, when U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell, Washington, D.C., effectively took wolf management away from the states, the battle between wolf-centric anti-hunting groups and state wildlife management agencies and hunters has continued to escalate.
States where wolf populations continue to grow unabated have been seeking ways to counter the federal ruling that returned wolves to endangered species status across the country, even though their numbers far exceed ‘endangered’ status in states like Wisconsin and Michigan.
At the same time that states are trying to regain control of managing their own wildlife, groups that oppose hunting and favor total wolf protection have, in turn, been battling states’ efforts to overturn the federal ruling.
In Michigan recently, a state anti-hunting group, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan in an attempt to thwart, what it sees as, a potential threat to the federal ruling.