I still remember the first time I heard a pack of wolves nearby while deer hunting. Growing up this never happened, but now with the wolf population bouncing back, it's a different experience than what it used to be.
Wolves have been protected recently by the federal government, but that may soon change again. A Republican amendment to strip protection of wolves has been approved by a Senate committee, and now will go to the full senate.
This has been a big debate and it gets people hot under the collar. The gray wolf has been put back on the endangered species list in Great Lakes States after a federal judge ruled Friday that Minnesotans can't kill a wolf unless it threatens their lives directly. This also means that farmers and ranchers worried about wolves preying on cattle can't kill the wolves themselves.