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Idaho Targets Lolo Zone Wolves

An Idaho Department of Fish and Game official said Thursday the state will use aerial gunning and professional and government trappers to kill wolves in the Lolo Zone, even as public hunting and trapping seasons continue. Dave Cadwallader, supervisor of the department's Clearwater Region, said he wants a multipronged approach to wolf control in the difficult-to-access area where elk herds are hurting. ... Idaho's wolf hunting season opened in late August, but only six wolves have been harvested in the Lolo Zone ... That is far fewer than the 50 to 60 wildlife managers want to remove from the area, where elk numbers have fallen from a high of about 16,000 in the late 1980s to about 2,000 today/Eric Barker, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Is the state of Idaho acting properly in targetting Lolo Zone wolves for trapping and aerial kill?

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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