March 28, 2013 in Idaho

Idaho Senate OKs wolf fund

Associated Press
 
More on this topic

Background and the latest updates

BOISE – The Senate voted 26-8 to divert money from a Department of Fish and Game hunter-access program to wolf control, an effort backed by the state’s livestock industry.

Wednesday’s vote came over objections from Idaho’s wildlife agency, whose Fish and Game Commission opposed the measure.

Supporters of shifting funding from the Sportsmen’s Access Yes! program to Idaho’s animal damage control account argued the cash would reduce predators, helping ranchers as well as big-game hunters angry that wolves eat too many elk.

The measure has passed the House.

© Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


There is one comment on this story. Click here to view comment >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email