Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Idaho Fish & Game Commissioners Approve Hunt of 220 Wolves


August 17, 2009 - Idaho’s Fish and Game Commission approved the first-ever state regulated hunt of gray wolves in the continental United States. According to a story in the Spokesman-Review by Betsy Z. Russell,Idaho will start selling tags at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 24, “to give hunters from both inside and outside the state a shot at up to 220 of Idaho’s wolves—a quarter of the wolf population.” In response, Defenders of Wildlife and other conservation groups will most likely file a request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily restore federal protections to the regional wolf population until the court reaches a final decision in the plaintiffs’ pending legal challenge to the delisting.


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