Tag Archives: Eye On: IDAHO

Idaho mulling paid trappers to manage wolf numbers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife officials are considering paying private trappers to kill wolves roaming in specific hunting zones where wolves have had a significant impact on elk populations.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is mulling several different ideas for using fewer than a dozen proven trappers as way to more affordably and effectively manage and reduce wolf numbers in three northern hunting zones. Continue reading

Advocates, Scientists mourn loss of 832F; Montana ends hunts at Yellowstone border

HOWLColorado received news of the death of 832F, perhaps the most famous of all of Yellowstone’s remaining wolves, last Saturday via an email from a devastated advocate. The news was both saddening, and yet inevitable. Continue reading

Editorial: Open season on wolves

In Montana and Idaho in 2009, gray wolves were prematurely removed from the federal endangered species list. The decision left these magnificent predators subject to state management plans that were crafted to satisfy hunters and ranchers rather than to protect wolves. Continue reading