The Idaho Senate Resources and Environment Committee sent a bill that would create an Idaho Wolf Control Board to the amending order Friday.
The bill needs to be changed to meet the state’s Constitution said sponsor Sen. Bert Brackett, a Rogerson Republican. Approval would push the state over the limit for state agencies so Brackett recommended it be rewritten to be under the governor’s office.
The board would collect money from livestock owners and from hunting and fishing license fees to fund wolf control measures, in light of federal budget cuts.
Brackett also told the committee the sportsmen dollars that go into the fund could be used for non-lethal preventive measures pushed by wolf advocates.
The $2 million Idaho Gov. Butch Otter proposed to come from tax dollars is expected to be cut down to $400,000.