…According to a study by USDA Forest Service Research & Development: Wolf Recovery and the Future of Wisconsin’s Forests: A Trophic Link
Wolves were all but eradicated in Wisconsin by the late 1960s due to over hunting. In1974 – Gray wolf listed as endangered in the lower 48 States and Mexico.Wolves flourished under the guidance of Wisconsin’s Wolf Recovery Program. On Dec. 28, 2011 wolves were delisted:the Western Great Lakes DPS – Revising the Listing of the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) in the Western Great Lakes.Politicians rushed in to designate wolves as a game species that could be hunted on 2011, Wisconsin Legislation Act 169. Then the hunting & trapping of wolveswas abruptly halted in 2014; Due to a Federal court decision, wolves in the western Great Lakes area (including Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) were relisted under the Endangered Species Act on December 19, 2914.
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