April 2, 2013

Idaho’s gray wolf population drops 11 percent

By The Spokesman-Review
 
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A gray wolf
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Idaho’s gray wolf population at the end of 2012 was at least 683, a decrease of 11 percent from 2011, according to the federally required annual state wolf monitoring report posted online today by the Idaho Fish and Game Department.

Humans killed 418 of the 425 wolves known to have died in the state last year by means including hunting, trapping and state and federal agency control efforts to protect livestock, the report says.

However, the number of documented packs had increased and wolves were occupying territories throughout the state.

Read the rest of this report on Outdoors Editor Rich Landers’ blog.

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