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Republican candidate proposes wolf plan

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 HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Republican candidate for governor Rick Hill is proposing
a "no tolerance zone" aimed at keeping wolves from taking hold in parts of central
and eastern Montana.
   Hill is a former congressman who is currently leading a very crowded GOP
primary in fundraising.
   Hill says current management efforts, the subject of much regulatory and legal
wrangling, have not been effective. He said wolf populations are growing too
much despite the state hunt.
   Hill says anyone should be able to legally shoot wolves found in the no tolerance
 zone he envisions for central and eastern Montana.
   Other Republicans running for governor have also made strong statements against
 the spread of wolves.
   AP-WF-03-29-12 1209GMT

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