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Idaho House committee approves $2 million wolf-control bill

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter addresses the Idaho Press Club on Tuesday (Betsy Russell)
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter addresses the Idaho Press Club on Tuesday (Betsy Russell)

PREDATORS — The S-R's reporter in Boise has been following Gov. Otter's request for $2 million to bolster wolf control in Idaho. The plan seeks to reduce Idaho's population of around 600 wolves — down from closer to 1,000 a few years ago — to around 150, the minimum limit the state agreed to when the reintroduction of gray wolves was proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the early 1990s.

Here are reporter Betsy Russell's latest posts on today's activity in the Idaho Legislature:

$2 million wolf control bill clears House committee on 14-4 vote

Full house for $2 million wolf control bill hearing

Previously:

New version of $2 million wolf-control bill introduced in House committee

Lawmakers back Otter-propossed fund to kill 500 wolves

Wolf-control bill barely introduced, on close 9-8 vote

Sen. Fulcher decries Otter's wolf-control fund

Rancher-senator backs Otter's wolf-control board

Otter plans $2 million in wolf control for Idaho




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