PREDATORS -- Wolves are in the news and on the agenda this week
In Idaho today:
Idaho’s Senate Resources and Environment Committee scheduled a hearing of House Bill 470, legislation authorizing Gov. Otter’s “Wolf Control Board,” today, March 14, at 1:30 p.m. (MDT). Today, the committee will vote on whether to send HB 470 to the Senate Floor. Stream the hearing LIVE Here.
The state Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday adopted regulations to implement a law that allows landowners to shoot threatening wolves on sight, without a hunting license. Senate Bill 200, which passed last year, allowed landowners to kill wolves that threaten their property without having to buy a permit or hunting license. Commissioners determined wolves were a “potential threat” when they were threatening people, pets, or livestock on private property. Landowners have 72 hours to report such kills to the agency.
Collared wolf OR-17 leaves Oregon, where it was protected, crossed into Idaho and was legally shot by a hunter. See story.
- Oregon had just released its 2013 Gray Wolf Status Report.
State biologists spays wild wolf after romp with loose dog. See story.
- Washington had just released its 2013 Gray Wolf Status Report.