Twenty wolves shot from the air in northern Idaho in the past week

Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

Source: The Spokesman-Review By Betsy Z. Russell

Twenty wolves were shot from a helicopter in northern Idaho in the past week, part of a wolf-control operation designed to improve elk survival in the area.
That’s on top of 20 more wolves killed by hunters and trappers in the Lolo elk zone over the past year, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. That zone straddles the county line of Clearwater and Idaho counties.
The helicopter hunt is the operation the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board was trying to keep secret on Monday when the board had its budget hearing before the Legislature’s joint budget committee. At that time, a representative wouldn’t answer questions about wolves killed so far in 2016. The board receives $400,000 a year in state tax funds to target problem wolves that prey on livestock or wildlife; it also receives money from the Fish and…

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One thought on “Twenty wolves shot from the air in northern Idaho in the past week

  1. This is shocking, humans have no right to control wolf populations or negatively interfere with the lives of any of the species with whom we share this world. It’s simply an excuse to allow those sick individuals who enjoy hunting to do as they please.

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