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Eye On Boise

Bill would make hunting licenses secret

Here's a news item from the Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers may exempt information on hunting and fishing licenses from public disclosure, saying they want to shield people who have bagged a wolf from unwanted attention. Rep. Judy Boyle, a Republican from Midvale, says a friend who contacted her after shooting a wolf on Sept. 2 says it took just hours before the New York Times called. And Rep. JoAn Wood from Rigby, added another Idaho resident told her he'd been singled out by wolf advocates as a villain in the highly charged debate over how to best manage the predator. Their measure was introduced Thursday in the House Resources Committee. One wolf advocate, Rick Hobson of Boise, published the names of those who had shot a wolf this season on the Internet in January. He told The Associated Press Thursday he was trying to stimulate public debate on an important issue, not target hunters for harassment.

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