Report: Idaho tallies at least 780 wolves in 108 packs across state

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Idaho had a minimum of 108 wolf packs and at least 780 wolves at the end of 2015, accord to an annual report posted today.

That confirms the reintroduced predator species remains well above the 150 wolves and 15 breeding pairs required to keep gray wolves off the endangered species list under the 2009 de-listing rule, Idaho Fish and Game Department officials say.

Gray wolf numbers rose across most of the Northern Rockies last year, reaching their highest level since federal officials reintroduced the predators to the region two decades ago.

Source: Report: Idaho tallies at least 780 wolves in 108 packs across state | The Spokesman-Review