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Idaho wolf project gets local support

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-wolf-project-gets-local-support” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-wolf-project-gets-local-support” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”26″] According to the Idaho Mountain Express, a wolf project which has all but eliminated depredation on sheep has local county support to continue for a fourth year.

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Maughan blog: Idaho governor reveals details about why the wolf plan stalled

[large thumbnail url=”maughan-blog-idaho-governor-reveals-details-about-why-the-wolf-plan-stalled” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”16″] [thumbnail icon url=”maughan-blog-idaho-governor-reveals-details-about-why-the-wolf-plan-stalled” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”16″] Ken Cole, writing on the well-known Ralph Maughan blog, reveals what “Butch” Otter says about the meeting which led to backroom wolf deal stalling.

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Breaking: Idaho Fish and Game Commission suspends 2008-2012 Wolf Management Plan

[large thumbnail url=”breaking-idaho-fish-and-game-commission-suspends-2008-2012-wolf-management-plan” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”breaking-idaho-fish-and-game-commission-suspends-2008-2012-wolf-management-plan” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”08″] According to a post that appeared on Ralph Maughan’s blog, written by Ken Cole, Idaho has suspended the 2008-2012 Wolf Management plan in favor of the draconian, politically-motived, 2002 Idaho Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.

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AP: Montana governor says wolf deal dead

[large thumbnail url=”ap-montana-governor-says-wolf-deal-dead” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”ap-montana-governor-says-wolf-deal-dead” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”07″] According to the report written by Matthew Brown, from the Associated Press, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer said that Wyoming and Idaho had caused the talks to hit an impasse.

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Maughan Blog: Wildlife Services revises Idaho Wolf Environmental Assessment

[large thumbnail url=”maughan-blog-wildlife-services-revises-idaho-wolf-environmental-assessment” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”maughan-blog-wildlife-services-revises-idaho-wolf-environmental-assessment” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”06″] A post by Ken Cole on Ralph Maughan’s popular wolves.wordpress.com blog, states that Wildlife Services have dropped gassing of pups in their dens and sterilization but plans still contain heavy handed killing of wolves.

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Idaho’s Lolo wolf plan put on hold

[large thumbnail url=”idahos-lolo-wolf-plan-put-on-hold” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”idahos-lolo-wolf-plan-put-on-hold” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”08″] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have suspended the progress of the Idaho petition to kill more than 40 wolves in the Lolo zone has to undergo a review before any decision will be made.

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Editorial: Otter huffs and puffs, again, about wolves

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-otter-huffs-and-puffs-again-about-wolves” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”15″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-otter-huffs-and-puffs-again-about-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”15″] Kevin Richert, writing on the IdahoStatesmen.com Web site, is not pro-wolf. It’s not really anti-wolf either, but its certainly interesting and it carefully, and with little deviation, targets Otter for his cynical strategy and Wyoming for being the root cause of all the problems.

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Idaho Governor reversal: Don’t shoot wolves

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-governor-reversal-dont-shoot-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”15″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-governor-reversal-dont-shoot-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”15″] Governor “Butch” Otter announced that Idaho would no longer handle wolf management, and then told the Associated Press that federal law allows hunters to shoot wolves they see pursuing elk or moose – which is not true.

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Governor: Idaho won’t manage wolves

[large thumbnail url=”governor-idaho-won’t-manage-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”20″] [thumbnail icon url=”governor-idaho-won’t-manage-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”20″] Almost two weeks after the deadline that Gov. Butch Otter set for a wolf management agreement, the governor is making good on his threat to withdraw state support for federal management efforts.

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Anti-Wolf Bills Piling Up: End-Around the Endangered Species Act

[large thumbnail url=”anti-wolf-bills-piling-up-end-around-the-endangered-species-act” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”anti-wolf-bills-piling-up-end-around-the-endangered-species-act” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”06″]  The Natural Resource Defense Council released a press release addressing the political attempts to get around the recent Judge Molloy ruling.

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Montana, Idaho send wolf hunting plans to feds

[large thumbnail url=”montana-idaho-send-wolf-hunting-plans-to-feds” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] [thumbnail icon url=”montana-idaho-send-wolf-hunting-plans-to-feds” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] In an attempt to get around the relisting of wolves in the states of Montana and Idaho, both are attempting to get approval for a so-called “conservation hunt” from the federal government.

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The state of Idaho is managing wolves without any authority?

[large thumbnail url=”the-state-of-idaho-is-managing-wolves-without-any-authority” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] [thumbnail icon url=”the-state-of-idaho-is-managing-wolves-without-any-authority” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] Ralph Maughan and Ken Cole of the active wildlife blog, wolves.wordpress.com, believe that the state of Idaho doesn’t have any legal right at this time to manage the wolves in their states as an agreement to allow them to do so has long since expired.

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Senators introduce bill to exclude wolves from ESA

[large thumbnail url=”senators-introduce-bill-to-exclude-wolves-from-esa” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”24″] [thumbnail icon url=”senators-introduce-bill-to-exclude-wolves-from-esa” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”24″] Hints of pending federal wolf legislation came to fruition on Wednesday, when Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, both R-Idaho, introduced a bill that would exclude wolves in Idaho from the Endangered Species Act.

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Idaho County declares local disaster in response to wolves…

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-county-declares-local-disaster-in-response-to-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-county-declares-local-disaster-in-response-to-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”17″] Idaho County, in Idaho not surprisingly, has requested that Governor “Butch” Otter declare an ongoing disaster for the county – a move which would allow people to shoot any wolf on sight.

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Tribe ready to take on wolf management job, but would prefer not to

[large thumbnail url=”nez-perce-tribe-would-rather-not-own” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] [thumbnail icon url=”nez-perce-tribe-would-rather-not-own” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] The Nez Perce tribe got high marks when they previously managed Idaho’s wolf population, and says they are ready to take on the job again if necessary. However, they would prefer to work with the state rather than take full responsibility for the task.

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Gov. “Butch” attacks Defenders’ reimbursement program changes

[large thumbnail url=”gov-butch-attacks-defenders-reimbursement-program-changes” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”gov-butch-attacks-defenders-reimbursement-program-changes” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”01″] Known anti-wolf activist and current Idaho governor, C. L. Otter sent the following “opinion” to all media outlets.

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More details about USDA Wildlife Services wolf killing plans

[large thumbnail url=”more-details-about-usda-wildlife-services-wolf-killing-plans” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”27″] [thumbnail icon url=”more-details-about-usda-wildlife-services-wolf-killing-plans” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”27″] In a document published on the USDA Web site, Wildlife Services outlines many alternatives regarding the management of wolves in Idaho.

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Defenders: Brutal plan for Northern Rockies wolves

[large thumbnail url=”defenders-brutal-plan-for-northern-rockies-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”defenders-brutal-plan-for-northern-rockies-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”25″] The Defenders of Wildlife is highlighting the USDA’s Wildlife Services’ plans to wipe out hundreds of wolves in the upper Rocky Mountains. The Endangered Species Act ruling doesn’t protect wolves from the organization originally responsible for exterminating all the wolves in the region in the 1940s.

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Idaho looking for ways to kill hundreds of wolves

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-looking-for-ways-to-kill-hundreds-of-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”12″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-looking-for-ways-to-kill-hundreds-of-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”12″] Despite the decision to return the Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves, Idaho is still seeking ways to kill more than 300 of their wolves. A plan powered by politics, not science.

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Montana, Idaho scrambling in response to wolf relisting decision

[large thumbnail url=”montana-idaho-scrambling-in-response-to-wolf-relisting-decision” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”montana-idaho-scrambling-in-response-to-wolf-relisting-decision” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”10″] With Wyoming’s unreasonable wolf management plan now putting a halt to Montana and Idaho’s strategies, both states are now scrambling to find ways around the restrictions the ruling now puts on them.

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