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Senate Bill 1211 would have allowed livestock owners to kill a Mexican gray wolf if one was caught attacking livestock or a person.

Wildlife activists say the bill violated the federal Endangered Species Act.

In her veto letter, Brewer said she is a strong supporter of states' rights but feels the bill is unnecessary and conflicts with federal law.

"A state simply does not have the power to allow a take on federal lands," Brewer wrote.

A separate bill approved by both chambers sets up a reimbursement fund for ranchers who lose cattle to wolves. It still requires final action.

Proponents say the federal government is overstepping its boundaries with its wolf-recovery program in Arizona and New Mexico.

Brewer vetoed the bill on Tuesday.

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