Idaho Farm Bureau policy priorities include wolves

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Delegates from 37 county Farm Bureau organizations voted unanimously to support an Idaho Legislature mandate to state Fish and Game officials to allow USDA Wildlife Services to more aggressively control problem wolves during winter months, IFBF said in a news release. Wildlife Services partners with the state to resolve conflicts between humans and animals.

Wolf kills of Idaho livestock hit a record 113 in the fiscal year ended June 30, according to Wildlife Services. In fiscal 2019, “We will have at least half again as many wolf depredations” compared to the previous year,” said Cascade cattle rancher Phil Davis, who has suffered about 70 wolf depredations on his property since wolves were introduced to Idaho in 1994-95. “The wolf situation has gotten considerably worse year after year.”<<<Read More>>>