Ted Turner ranch in New Mexico caught in wolf debate

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A sprawling ranch in southern New Mexico owned by media mogul Ted Turner is caught in the middle of a dispute between the state and federal wildlife officials over management of the Mexican gray wolf.

A bid by the Ladder Ranch to renew its permit for holding wolves in captivity on the private property was recently denied by the state Game Commission, triggering calls for Gov. Susana Martinez to reverse the decision.

A rally is planned Tuesday at the capitol.

Commissioners have said they couldn’t approve the permit, citing the failure by the federal government to update a decades-old recovery plan for the wolves.

Officials with the Turner Endangered Species Fund say they’re disappointed with the commission’s decision and that tightening the screw on the ranch won’t lead to a new recovery plan.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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