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Idaho hunt claims four more wolves in Lolo zone

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-hunt-claims-four-more-wolves-in-lolo-zone” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-hunt-claims-four-more-wolves-in-lolo-zone” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”06″] Idaho Fish and Game authorized and organized a hunt in the Lolo Wildlife Management Zone which has claimed the lives of four wolves.

Coeur d’Alene Press reports:

LEWISTON (AP) – Two wolves were killed in North Idaho and two others were likely killed in the last month as part of a state plan to reduce wolf populations to protect elk in the Lolo Wildlife Management Zone, an outfitter says.

Joseph Peterson of the Kamiah-based Flying B Ranch said the wolves were killed during a special hunt authorized by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game that ended Wednesday.

Peterson said two wolves were turned into Fish and Game while the carcasses of two other wolves that were shot could not be recovered.

“We had two heads turned in to the region (Idaho Department of Fish and Game office in Lewiston) and drew blood on a couple more,” Peterson told the Lewiston Tribune. “We hit one really well but it crossed Weitas Creek and we lost it. The other one was off of Coolwater Ridge and we weren’t able to follow it up very well.”

The state agency in May authorized four backcountry outfitters in the region to kill five wolves each for a total of 20 by the end of June as part of a plan to protect the recovery of elk herds in the region…

Read the entire article on CDAPress.com: Outfitter: Four North Idaho wolves killed

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