Wildlife extremist say they will not appeal to the Supreme Court to keep wolves on the endangered species list in Idaho and Montana after their arguments were rejected in lower court rulings.
Congress ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take gray wolves off the endangered species list last spring. That triggered lawsuits from wildlife groups who argued state-sponsored hunts could drive wolves towards extinction.
After two lower courts sided with the government, the plaintiffs let the 90-day deadline for appeal to the Supreme Court pass this week without action. Representatives of the groups involved in the case say they did not expect to prevail before the high court.
Reprinted in part from Fox News Radio