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Hunter in Idaho pushes post-Christmas wolf derby

BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho outfitter is organizing a post-Christmas contest in which two-person teams of hunters will be awarded $2,000 in cash prizes and trophies for shooting wolves and coyotes, angering animal advocates who brand it as a “wolf slaughter.”
Shane McAfee, who guides clients on hunts around Salmon, Idaho, downplays the bloodlust angle of this hunting derby, which encourages kids to participate. He expects relatively few predators to be shot during the event Dec. 28-29.

McAfee contends he’s mostly aiming to boost local business — 300 hunters might participate, he said — and raise awareness about a parasite he believes could be transmitted from wolf feces to domestic dogs and possibly humans…

Read the entire article on santafenewmexican.com: Hunter in Idaho pushes post-Christmas wolf derby

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