Senate bill would lift wolf protections in Montana, Idaho
Senate bill would lift wolf protections in MT, ID
MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press
BILLINGS — Gray wolves in Montana and Idaho would lose their Endangered Species Act protections and become fair game for hunters under a provision buried deep in a U.S. Senate budget bill introduced Friday.
The provision was included in a broad measure introduced by Democrats to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year.
The one-paragraph passage on wolves — which appears on page 253 of the bill and doesn't mention the animals by name — is identical to language in a budget measur...