A federal court ruling Thursday redesignates gray wolves as a threatened species across much of the United States.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service might put gray wolves back under Endangered Species Act protection after Idaho and Montana enacted laws to cull them.
The newly elected Republican was let off with a warning and was allowed to keep its skull and hide.
The Lassen Pack is now up to at least seven, according to state wildlife officials.
The only thing standing in the way of the GOP-backed measure becoming law is Donald Trump's signature.
Prior to 2011 there had been no gray wolves in California since the last one was killed in 1924.
Alaska Rep. Don Young, Opposing Protections for Lower 48 Wolves, Suggests They Might Cure 'Homeless Problem'
Alaska Rep. Don Young linked the U.S. homeless population to the wolf population in an outburst Thursday before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. After it became national news, with headlines quoting him as saying wolves would get rid of homeless people, he released a statement saying people may have "misunderstood my comments."
"The wolf population continues to grow and expand, and for the first time we've had wolf reproduction in southern Oregon