Idaho officials rescind approval of flawed plan to hunt wolves from helicopters

From Cache Valley Daily:

BOISE, ID – Under mounting pressure from wildlife conservation advocates, the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board here has rescinded plans to allow private contractors to hunt wolves shooting from helicopters.

That announcement was made on Dec. 14, with members of that panel admitting that they had failed to make “due diligence” prior to approving a proposal on Oct. 26 to spend more than $140,000 to hire a private contractor to use aerial gunning and other methods to kill wolves on private property and federal lands across much of Idaho’s wolf range.


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