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Idaho reports 659 wolves lived in the state at the end of 2013

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game released Friday its 2013 Idaho Wolf Monitoring Progress Report. Its biologists documented 107 wolf packs in Idaho at the end of 2013 – fewer than the 117 documented at the end of 2012,

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Otter signs wolf control board bill as feds are silent

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed a bill Thursday that establishes an Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board. The amended bill places the new board within the governor’s office to fund wolf management with $400,000 from general tax dollars, and additional funds

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Idaho wolf control bill goes to Otter as F&G Commission liberalizes hunting and trapping of trophy species

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has on his desk a bill to create an Idaho Wolf Control Board. The House gave final approval Thursday to the board, which lawmakers say will fill in the funding gaps created by cuts to the

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Nez Perce’s Miles calls Idaho’s secret Lolo wolf killing arrogant

The first time Nez Perce Tribal Natural Resources Director Aaron Miles heard that the federal government and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game were killing wolves in his back yard was late Friday. Reporter Eric Barker called him and

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Idaho House passes wolf control board bill by big margin

A bill that would create an Idaho Wolf Control Board was approved by the Idaho House Friday morning. The bill, which was drafted by hunter and livestock stock groups, passed 49-16 with five abstentions. The bill has the support of

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