The Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Friends of the Clearwater, and WildEarth Guardians filed a request Monday with the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the ongoing wolf hunts in Montana and Idaho, just days before Montana’s statewide big game rifle hunting season opens. I spoke with Executive Director of Wild Earth Guardians Michael Garrity about the filing Monday afternoon. That interview is attached.

Idaho has already issued 25,500 wolf hunting permits, while Montana has issued 11,400. The groups charge in their Emergency Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal that the delisting rider, which was sponsored by Montana's Democrat U.S. Senator Jon Tester and Idaho's Republican Representative Mike Simpson, violates the U.S. Constitution because it requires implementation of an agency rule that violates a court decision, but instead of changing the law that the court decision was

about, it simply exempts the illegal rule from judicial review.