Suit to stop federal agency wolf killings in Idaho rejected

BOISE, IDAHO  A federal agency doesn’t need to do a new environmental study before being allowed to kill more wolves in Idaho, a federal court judge has ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Lodge on Thursday ruled in favor of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services of Idaho and against Western Watersheds Project and […]

Idaho may offer hunters bounties for bad wolves, allow bait

BOISE – The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has proposed putting bounties on problem wolves and allowing hunters to lure wolves with bait. The proposals come from the department’s Wolf Depredation Control Board, which has discussed how best to take action against the high number of wolves killing livestock and big game, the Capital […]

Idaho proposes wolf baiting; mulls bounty on problem wolves

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has formally proposed to allow sportsmen to use bait when hunting wolves, and a committee formed to oversee wolf depredation control for the state has discussed implementing a bounty on problem wolves with IDFG sportsmen dollars.<<<Read More>>>

Court: Idaho wolf derby doesn’t need Forest Service permit

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A federal judge has ruled that organizers of a wolf- and coyote-shooting contest in east-central Idaho don’t need a permit from the U.S. Forest Service. U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Bush says that Idaho for Wildlife’s Predator Hunting Contest is not a commercial event because it doesn’t charge participation fees and […]

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

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 […]

Wildlife officials to kill wolves in remote Idaho region

“Todd Grimm, director of Wildlife Services’ Idaho operations, said people’s emotions surrounding wolves can spur strong and even violent reactions. He said he received an impassioned and angry phone call about the wolves shortly after the environmental groups issued their news release. “I’m not real happy with the way Defenders is putting this out instead […]

Results of Echinococcus Sampling Project

*Editor’s Note* – The below is a response that was posted by Tim Kemery, Field Coordinator Custer County WPCA (Western Predator Control Association), to an individual in Idaho who claimed that Echinococcus granulosus was not a problem in Idaho. It is republished here with permission from the author. Dear ____________, In response to your inquiry […]