Fish and Wildlife Commission delists wolves statewide in split vote (4-2) November 9, 2015 Oregon

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Fish and Wildlife Commission delists wolves statewide in split vote (4-2) November 9, 2015 Oregon, ODFW News
 ... The Wolf Plan continues to provide protection of wolves into the future. Any take of wolves is tightly regulated in all phases of the plan. Non-lethal preventive measures to prevent wolf-livestock conflict are the first choice of wildlife managers in all phases of wolf management. There is no general season sport hunting of wolves allowed in any phase of the Wolf Plan.  Wolves in western Oregon will continue to be managed with ESA-like protections until they reach the conservation objective of four breeding pairs for three consecutive years. This is known as Phase 1 of wolf management.  Additionally, west of Hwys 395-78-95 wolves are also still listed under the federal Endangered Species Act and the Commission’s action has no effect on their federal status...

Commission approves delisting wolvesNovember 10, 2015 Oregon, My Columbia Basin
... Wolves in Western Oregon will continue to be managed with ESA-like protections until they reach the objective of four breeding pairs for three years in a row....
     Oregon Wildlife Commissioners Drop Wolves' Endangered Status November 9, 2015 Oregon, OPB News
... clears the way for a decision in the future to allow controlled wolf hunts, should the predator’s population continue to grow.  Wolf hunting would be allowed for wolves that chronically attack livestock or deer and elk populations...



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