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Tue., Jan. 7, 2014, 9:43 a.m.

Otter plans $2 million in wolf control for Idaho

At the scene of the sheep stampede, bodies were piled where the animals were crushed or suffocated after being chased by two wolves observed by one of the sheep herders for the Siddoway Sheep Company on Aug. 17, 2013. In all, 176 sheep perished at the south end of the Teton Valley. (courtesy)
At the scene of the sheep stampede, bodies were piled where the animals were crushed or suffocated after being chased by two wolves observed by one of the sheep herders for the Siddoway Sheep Company on Aug. 17, 2013. In all, 176 sheep perished at the south end of the Teton Valley. (courtesy)

PREDATORS -- Let's see, according to the S-R's Eye on Boise reporter Betsy Russell, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter in the past few days has suggested cutting teacher pay by $21 million, starting $15 million in water projects across the state and beefing up wolf control by $2 million.  Just sayin'.

Idaho livestock growers also are chipping in to make up for federal cutbacks in wolf control.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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