US Fish and Wildlife Service: Gray Wolf Species ‘Recovered’

The gray wolf may lose federal protections after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service moved to lift their restrictions.

U.S. Wildlife officials called the species “recovered.”

This follows a decades-long restoration effort.

Their proposal would place wolves under state authority, allowing hunting in more areas.

Critics argue that the move comes too soon.

The Fish and Wildlife Service says the goal was to protect the species against extinction, not restore wolves everywhere.

A final decision on lifting protections will follow a public comment period.