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Gov. Little approves $400,000 to kill problem wolves

Groups petition feds to extend wolf monitoring
Posted at 11:45 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 13:50:03-04

BOISE, Idaho — Legislation sending just under $400,000 to a state board to use to kill problem wolves in Idaho has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little.

The budget bill taps money in the state’s general fund to kill wolves that prey on livestock or wildlife.

The state’s Wolf Depredation Control Board has agreements with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services to kill wolves.

Fish and Game killed seventeen wolves in northern Idaho in February that the agency said were killing elk.

(by Associated Press)

(photo courtesy: Idaho Fish and Game Dept.)