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

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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 to investigate livestock killings. That was followed by three incidents in July in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area in which wolves killed a total of seven sheep.

“This is going to be a busy summer,” said Todd Grimm, Idaho state director of federal Wildlife Services, which contracts with the state to kill problem wolves.<<<Read More>>>