Colorado ranchers push for wolf management rule revisions

Ranchers and lawmakers in Colorado are urging state wildlife agents to revisit wolf management rules following the reintroduction of grey wolves in December.

Grey wolves are a federally endangered species, only allowing them to be killed to save a human life, but Colorado now has additional management authority with U.S. Fish and Wildlife creating the 10 (j) Rule, allowing the state to decide if a rancher catches a wolf in the act of attacking livestock or in chronic depredation, they can kill it.

The rule would deem the wolves an experimental population.