Federal Rules Relaxed on Killing Wolves

A wolf in the snow.

Wolves are listed under the Endangered Species Act, but their numbers have grown quickly since they were reintroduced into Idaho and Montana nearly 10 years ago. hide caption

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New federal rules will make it easier for ranchers in Idaho and Montana to kill wolves, which are listed under the Endangered Species Act. Ranchers welcome the chance to control the predators. Environmentalists warn of the ecological consequences. NPR's Jeff Brady reports.

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