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Idaho wants to kill more wolves, even with almost a third of the state’s population dead

Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say they are “encouraged” by the state’s wolf harvest so far, but further control actions may be needed to keep elk populations up in parts of the state.Hunters and trappers have killed 266 wolves this season, far more than 187 killed during Idaho’s first wolf hunt in 2009-10. Due to litigation, there was no hunt last year.

Twenty-two of the wolves killed this year were taken in the Southern Mountains zone, which encompasses Ketchum, Sun Valley and Hailey.

Department Deputy Director Jim Unsworth said the agency is still worried about wolves in the Lolo zone in northern Idaho…

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