The battle between state and federal agencies over gray wolf control continues. Effective last Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reinstated federal protection of gray wolves—the same protections that were in place prior to their 2011 delisting—in Wisconsin and Michigan and parts of the Dakotas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Minnesota, as a result of a December 2014 court ruling. The new rule also reinstates wolves in Wyoming as a "nonessential experimental population." Wolves in Montana, Idaho, and parts of Oregon, Washington, and Utah will retain their delisted status and be managed by the states, according to the Federal Register.