Tester statement on wolf decision

(BIG SANDY, Mont.) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement in response to Judge Donald Molloy’s decision to re-list the gray wolf on the endangered species list:

“This decision misses the mark.  I’ve always supported Montana’s common-sense wolf management plan—and its wolf hunt—because it’s a home-grown solution to an issue important to a whole lot of Montanans.  If Montana is going to be home to wolves, they’ve got to be managed in a way that works for the folks who live and work here.  This decision highlights the importance of bringing all parties together to find a regional solution.”

Tester sponsored the bipartisan ‘Wolf Kill Bill’ that provides a compensation fund for Montana ranchers who lose livestock to wolf predation.