After almost 40 years on the endangered species list, good news for the American wolf population: The animals are no longer considered endangered. And, therefore, it's once again OK to hunt them. From the Washington Post:
The Obama administration has declared all but two small populations — Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico and Arizona, and red wolves in North Carolina — fully recovered. On Oct. 1, Wyoming will become the fifth state with a significant wolf population to legalize hunting.
Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe called the wolf comeback “a great success,” but it means that wolves are now fair game, and he noted that not everyone likes the idea of killing them.
“When you look at our friends in the environmental movement, there are a lot of people out there who just don’t like the idea of animals being shot,” Ashe said.
One can assume that as he said "our friends," Ashe rolled his eyes dramatically and made air quotes while nudging the guy standing next to him loading a rifle.