USFWS DELISTS WESTERN GREAT LAKES WOLVES

At 12:01 a.m. today, the US Fish and Wildlife Service officially removed the western Great Lakes population of gray wolves from the federal endangered species list. For the first time in 40 years, farmers who see wolves threatening cattle can legally shoot the predators. Currently, according to this Associated Press article, there are an estimated 3,000 wolves in Minnesota and another 500 each in Wisconsin and Michigan.