De­spite law­suits, quota for wolf hunt dou­bles

Austin American-Statesman - - FRIDAY BRIEFING -

HE­LENA — Mon­tana wildlife reg­u­la­tors have set this year’s wolf-hunt quota at 186, more than dou­bling last year’s quota, with the aim of re­duc­ing the state’s wolf pop­u­la­tion for the first time since they were rein­tro­duced to the North­ern Rock­ies in 1995. How­ever, a fed­eral judge could scut­tle a wolf hunt­ing sea­son as en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists seek to re­store En­dan­gered Species Act pro­tec­tions. Com­plied from wire re­ports

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