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INW: Idaho Declares Wolf Emergency

Ron Gillett, of Stanley, rallies a group of about 40 supporters of a Wolf Disaster Declaration Bill on the steps of the Idaho Capitol Building on Wednesday in Boise. Rep. Judy Boyle successfully sponsored a disaster emergency declaration that cleared the Idaho House on a 64-5 vote. It would allow Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to enlist local law enforcement agents to help kill wolves if he decides they are a risk to humans, livestock, outfitting businesses or wildlife. It's similar to a measure in which Idaho County in 2010 unsuccessfully sought authority from Otter to allow wolves to be shot on sight. Twin Falls Times-News reaction to this legislation here. (APStatesman photo: Darin Oswald)



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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