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Party’s Over For Idaho County Wolves

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will authorize Idaho County sheriff's deputies to kill wolves causing problems and fraying nerves at Elk City. Dave Cadwallader, supervisor of the department's Clearwater Region, said a pack of about seven wolves frequenting the remote mountain town for months has killed dogs, attacked livestock and become habituated to people. "They are just hanging in and around town and they are there frequently," he said. "It's just getting too close for comfort and I am going to go ahead and issue kill permits and the agents are going to be two deputies that live there and a couple of Fish and Game officers." It is believed to be the first time the department has given local law enforcement agents the permission to kill wolves/Eric Barker, Lewiston Tribune. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: Is this a reasonable (only) way to handle troublesome wolves?

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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