Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The State of Arizona and Office of the Arizona Attorney General this week filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought by several groups in July against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) in regards to the Mexican wolf.
The lawsuit challenges some aspects of the Service’s revised 10(j) rule that governs the management of Mexican wolves in Arizona and New Mexico.
“The Arizona Game and Fish Department took this action to defendthe state’s interests with respect tothe Service’s revised 10(j) rule for Mexican wolves. The parameters in the revised 10(j) rule use sound scientific principles and address critical stakeholder concerns, one of the primary obstacles to successfully reestablishing Mexican wolves,” said Larry Voyles, director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. “The groups that filed the suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on this aspect of the reintroduction project lack an on-the-ground perspective of what changes will have the highest likelihood of success for Mexican wolves.”
The Service worked extensively with Arizona Game and Fish, as required by the Endangered …read more