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Mar 14, 2012   |  Senator Jon Tester

Tester: Court ruling on wolves ‘right for Montana’

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after a federal appeals court rejected a lawsuit challenging Tester’s law removing Montana's gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act:

“This decision is right for Montana because Montana's wolves are recovered, and they must be managed like other wildlife.  My law is bipartisan, science-based and welcomed by conservationists, hunters and ranchers.  I'm pleased the courts agree it’s constitutional.” 
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Tester’s wolf provision.  Tester, who worked across party lines with Representative Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) on the measure, called its passage “a victory for Montana.”

Tester’s provision restored a 2009 rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that delisted Montana’s and Idaho’s wolves. 


Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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