Twenty- six biologists sent a letter to the secretary of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the Great Lakes gray wolves from the endangered species act list. They site scientific studies proving the wolf populations are recovered.
Illinois would allow hunting and trapping of bobcats under legislation headed to the governor.
The House approved a plan that would establish a hunting season for the previously endangered animal.
Texas lawmakers approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation’s second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.