Idaho board allows shooting wolves by helicopter, conservationist raise concerns

From KTVB 7:

BOISE, Idaho — Three conservation groups signed a petition calling for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) to immediately ban shooting wildlife from an aircraft, such as a helicopter.

The groups – Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), International Wildlife Coexistence Network (IWCN), Western Watersheds – are seeking the protection of Idaho wolves. The state largely eradicated wolves in the early 20th century, according to IWCN Executive Director Suzanne Stone. The federal government reinstated the Idaho wolf population in 1995; the population was removed from the endangered species list in 2015 and returned the ability to manage the population back to the state.


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