From The Lewiston Tribune in Idaho:
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced Monday that it killed 17 wolves in the state’s remote Lolo Zone last month as part of a long-running effort to help struggling elk herds there.
The agency has carried out wolf control operations there for eight of the last nine years. This year, like last, the agency used a private contractor to kill the wolves by shooting them from helicopters. In previous years, the agency partnered with the U.S. Wildlife Services agency to carry out the work.