The U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment proposed by Congressman Reid Ribble to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list.

Ribble and Senator Ron Johnson have been working to de-list gray wolves, after a federal judge overruled the fish and wildlife service and put the wolf back on the endangered list in 2014.

Johnson says he wants control of the wolves to be given back to the state.

When the wolves were de-listed in 2012, that led to the Wisconsin wolf hunt.

Animal protection agencies say wolves have not recovered and that 20 percent of the wolf populations were killed when they were allowed to be hunted.

The proposal still needs to pass the U.S. Senate.