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New Idaho board spending $4,600 per wolf in control effort

Idaho wolf packs documented at the end of 2012 by Idaho Fish and Game Department monitoring efforts. (Idaho Department of Fish and Game)
Idaho wolf packs documented at the end of 2012 by Idaho Fish and Game Department monitoring efforts. (Idaho Department of Fish and Game)

PREDATORS -- Idaho’s new wolf depredation control board reported to state lawmakers today that since it was launched July 1, it’s spent $140,000 to kill 31 wolves, all of which were attacking livestock, according to a report just posted by S-R Idaho capital reporter Betsy Russell.

Rep. Van Burtenshaw, R-Terreton, said, “That’s $4,600 per wolf. As the wolf population grows, how are we going to sustain this type of expense?”

Pray tell?



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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