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Monday, November 24, 2014

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  • Gray wolves were added to the Endangered Species List in 1975 after being wiped out across the lower 48 states by government-sponsored trapping and poisoning programs. Thanks to Endangered Species Act protections, populations have since bounced back, but new efforts to "de-list" them could put the animals under the gun again. Photo courtesy of Don Burkett, Flickr Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / New Canaan News Contributed
    Gray wolves were added to the Endangered Species List in 1975 after being wiped out across the lower 48 states by government-sponsored trapping and poisoning programs. Thanks to Endangered Species Act protections, populations have since bounced back, but new efforts to "de-list" them could put the animals under the gun again. Photo courtesy of Don Burkett, Flickr Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed