FILE - This undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a gray wolf. Federal wildlife officials have drafted plans to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48

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FILE - This undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a gray wolf. Federal wildlife officials have drafted plans to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, which would end a decades-long effort that has restored the animals but only in parts of their historic range. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, File) less 

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Associated Press
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 12:18 AM EDT