2 Nov 2009, 10:06pm
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NRA asks to join wolf lawsuit

By EVE BYRON, Independent Record, October 13, 2009 [here]

The National Rifle Association is asking a federal court judge to allow the group to join a lawsuit regarding the removal of wolves from the list of animals protected under the Endangered Species Act in Montana and Idaho.

In documents filed late Friday, Chris Cox, an NRA executive director, said the organization’s members hunt in states where wolves are now present and “have experienced anger and frustration during times when their state wildlife management authorities were powerless to take necessary action to control their states’ problem wolves.”

He adds that if the 13 conservation groups that sued to retain gray wolves’ protected status are successful in their lawsuit, that NRA members will lose their ability to hunt and enjoy recreational opportunities in Montana and Idaho “due to the threat to themselves, their pets and their prey from problem wolves.” … [more]



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