Idaho is going to kill 90% of the state’s wolves. That’s a tragedy – and bad policy

Idaho is going to kill 90% of the state’s wolves. That’s a tragedy – and bad policy

Nothing embodies wildness like wolves, our four-legged shadow, the dogs that long ago refused our campfire and today prefer freedom and risk over the soft sofa and short leash. The dogs that howl more than bark, add music to the land, and – if left alone to work their magic – make entire ecosystems healthy […]

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,000 Reward Offered Over Illegal Shooting of Mother Grizzly Bear in Idaho

$40,000 Reward Offered Over Illegal Shooting of Mother Grizzly Bear in Idaho

ISLAND PARK, Idaho— Five conservation organizations are offering rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the illegal shooting of a female grizzly bear in Fremont County, Idaho. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game confirmed Monday that a 6-to-8-week-old cub also died in its den as a result of […]

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Idaho bill seeks to kill more than 1,000 wolves

Idaho bill seeks to kill more than 1,000 wolves

Lawmakers in Idaho are pushing to drastically reduce wolf numbers in the state, perhaps by as much as over 90%, complementing other US efforts to shrink their population. Idaho’s gray wolf population was recently estimated at 1,556, but sponsors of a bill approved in the state senate last week say that the preferred number of […]

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Idaho lawmakers on verge of sanctioning a carnage of 90% of the state’s wolves

Idaho lawmakers on verge of sanctioning a carnage of 90% of the state’s wolves

A bill that would allow trophy hunters, trappers and private contractors hired at taxpayer expense to kill up to 90% of the state’s wolves is flying through the Idaho legislature, and we need to stop it in its tracks. The bill, introduced Tuesday, has already passed the state Senate and the House Resources and Conservation […]

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Colorado, Idaho make reckless decisions to persecute bobcats, mountain lions and other wildlife

Colorado, Idaho make reckless decisions to persecute bobcats, mountain lions and other wildlife

Each year, trophy hunters and trappers kill around 2,000 of Colorado’s bobcats, either for fun or to sell their furs overseas, usually in Russian and Chinese markets. The animals are hunted down with radio-collared dogs and shot at point-blank range, or they are trapped in cage traps with no protection from the weather nor food […]

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Hundreds of Idaho wolves could be killed under new legislation

Hundreds of Idaho wolves could be killed under new legislation

State lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to cut Idaho’s wolf population by two-thirds and remove most hunting regulations for the animals in much of the state. Former Sen. Jeff Siddoway, who left the Legislature in 2018, presented the bill Tuesday to the House Resources and Conservation Committee on behalf of Rep. Van Burtenshaw, […]

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Should the State of Idaho finance a wolf bounty killing program?

Should private funding and a nonprofit organization be involved in state wildlife management?

If you kill a wolf in Idaho, your effort might be worth $1,000. A nonprofit in North Idaho covers costs for hunters and trappers who successfully harvest wolves. The group, called the Foundation for Wildlife Management pays up to $1,000 per wolf harvest. The group has been around since 2012, and although some conservationists dislike it, […]

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Idaho documents reveal weeks-old wolf pups among 570 maimed, slaughtered wolves

Idaho documents reveal weeks-old wolf pups among 570 maimed, slaughtered wolves

BOISE—As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that the removal of wolves from Endangered Species Act protection nation-wide is “very imminent,” new data from Idaho show the ugly face of state wolf management there. According to an analysis of records obtained by Western Watersheds Project, hunters, trappers, and state and federal agencies […]

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