Wolves in the West: Wolf management in Idaho

Nearly 25 years after Rocky Mountain gray wolves were reintroduced to Central Idaho, wolves have had a negative impact on ranching and rural communities that likely will never go away and could get worse, officials say. In the past two years, wolves set new records for killing cattle and sheep in Idaho. They also killed […]

State Of Idaho Funds Controversial Wolf Bounty Program

If you kill a wolf in Idaho, your effort might be worth $1,000.  A nonprofit in North Idaho covers costs for hunters and trappers who successfully harvest wolves. The group, called the Foundation for Wildlife Management pays up to $1,000 per wolf harvest.<<<Read More>>>

LOCAL RANCHER DEALS WITH LOSING LIVESTOCK TO ‘ROGUE’ WOLF PACK

PROSPECT, Ore. — Ted Birdseye owns 276 acres on the Mil-Mar Ranch in Prospect. Between horses, cattle, and dogs, he oversees almost 100 animals on his property. Birdseye said that he has lived on the property with his family for four years, and wolf attacks have been on the rise. By now, Birdseye claims that the […]

Idaho trappers targeting wolves get partially reimbursed

You can earn more than $1,000 for trapping a single wolf in Idaho, but it will cost you. The traps and gear will set you back a couple thousand dollars and driving or snowmobiling a circuit of more than 50 miles several times a week from November through March gets spendy, not to mention the time. It […]

Idaho to continue funding board responsible for killing wolves

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Legislation to keep operating an Idaho board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk is on its way to Gov. Brad Little. The House on Monday voted 51-19 to approve the bill to repeal a section of Idaho law that would end the five-year-run of […]

Idaho Farm Bureau policy priorities include wolves

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 […]

Have Doubts That Wolves Are Ravaging Idaho? Come See For Yourselves.

Reporters from McClatchy News Service in Sacramento, California, sure got duped in writing an Aug. 20 story about wolves in Idaho that showered the Statesman’s readers with misinformation. One of the biggest misrepresentations in the article was that USDA APHIS Wildlife Services killed 691,895 animals from 2015-2017. What the article neglected to say is that […]

Confirmation of Echinococcus canadensis G8 and G10 in Idaho Gray Wolves ( Canis lupus) and Cervids.

Abstract We confirm the presence of Echinococcus canadensis genotypes G8 and G10 in gray wolves ( Canis lupus) and cervids in Idaho, US. Our results demonstrated that cystic echinococcosis remains a potential public health issue, indicating the need for regular deworming of domestic dogs, who often act as potential bridge hosts.<<<Read More>>>

Idaho commission says wolf-livestock kills hit record in past year

Idaho’s Rangeland Resources Commission says wolf attacks on livestock in Idaho hit a record over the past year, and they’re anticipating more this summer. From January to June of 2018, state and federal authorities documented 61 confirmed wolf-livestock kills, the commission said Tuesday, and responded to a record 113 different Idaho cattle or sheep ranches […]

Three wolves killed in central Idaho after sheep attacks

BOISE – Three wolves have been killed by federal authorities in central Idaho near Stanley, an action blasted by an environmental group. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services on Wednesday said it killed the wolves over several days earlier this month at the request of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game after confirming […]