With the rebound of the grey wolf population in Michigan and other states, mid-Michigan Congressman John Moolenaar is urging action by Congress to remove the animal from the endangered species list.
The Midland Republican co-signed a letter with seven other representatives sent last week to House Speaker Paul Ryan recommending the action.
Delisting would give farmers and ranchers the right to take wolves when they threaten livestock.
The letter emphasized quick action to protect calves as spring approaches.
Opponents argue the wolf has not been restored to its historical range and that the law allows wolves be taken in certain circumstances.