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Federal authorities’ decision to review whether to relist gray wolves in the West under the Endangered Species Act challenges new anti-wolf laws passed in Idaho and Montana. Sportsman and conservation groups said the laws represented an “overreach” by the two states, dominated politically by livestock interests that have struggled since wolves were reintroduced in 1995. More significantly, the laws kicked over a hornet’s nest of outrage from wolf lovers worldwide, and led to the petitions and legal action that prompted the review. Idaho’s new law removed previous limits on hunting wolves.