If  U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy supports a proposed settlement between wolf advocates and the federal government, public wolf hunting, in Montana, could become a reality. Judge Molloy heard  one of  2 kinds of hunts on Today . He's also considering an older case that considers how federal and state authorities could kill wolves, while they're still protected under the endangered species act. Almost 2 dozen lawyers representing different factions filled Molloy's Missoula courtroom, and he says he will make a decision soon. Meanwhile, the Senate approved legislation setting policy for if the gray wolf is removed from the endangered species list. Senator Joe Balyeat's bill provides for a spring wolf hunt, if there was no hunt the previous fall.