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MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014, 5:57 A.M.

Idaho killing some ravens to boost sage grouse

Raven. (The Spokesman-Review)
Raven. (The Spokesman-Review)

WILDLIFE -- Ravens will feel the heat for being too good at what they do; the plan is a temporary reprieve for a threatened species.

 Idaho to poison ravens in 3 areas to help sage-grouse populations
Ravens pose a threat to sage grouse populations in Idaho because they eat sage grouse eggs, and the state's wildlife agency has obtained permission to remove as many as 4,000 ravens over the next two years by putting out poisoned chicken eggs in three areas of the state where sage grouse numbers are in steep decline: near Idaho National Laboratory in Arco, the Curlew National Grasslands and in Washington County near the Oregon border.
--Twin Falls Times-News

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