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Idaho Rally to honor killed wolves

COEUR d’ALENE – A rally honoring the 379 wolves killed in Idaho during the 2011-2012 wolf hunt is set for 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fort Sherman at Coeur d’Alene City Park.

It will feature live music, guest speakers, refreshments and a trap-release workshop by Footloose Montana aimed at educating citizens how to identify traps/snares, and if necessary, how to release a pet.

The 2012-2013 wolf hunt on public lands in Idaho begins the same day of the rally.

According to event organizers, more than 500 wolves have been killed in Idaho and Montana by hunting and trapping methods since the species was delisted from the endangered species list in 2011.

“This figure does not reflect the total number of wolves killed additionally by aerial gunning methods or livestock depredation removal,” said a press release…

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