ENDANGERED SPECIES -- After news reports and blog posts that an Idaho hunter had killed a wolf that had been radio-collared in Oregon, Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter offered to send Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber 150 wolves, saying his own state could spare a few of the predators.
The Idaho Statesman editorialized today on Otter's letter in which he sarcastically apologized to Kitzhaber after an Idaho hunter killed a wolf from an Oregon pack that strayed across Idaho's border to the east, according to a report by the Associated Press.
On Feb. 2, the Idaho hunter killed a brother of an Oregon wolf that became a celebrity by wandering hundreds of miles into Northern California looking for a mate.
Otter, no fan of the mid-1990s wolf reintroduction to central Idaho, offered Kitzhaber "my sincerest apologies."
Then, Otter said he'd have the Idaho Fish and Game Department round up another 150 wolves -- or any number Oregon needed or was willing to take.