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POCATELLO, Idaho – Faced with a legal challenge by conservationists and an imminent hearing before a federal appeals court, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (“IDFG”) has abandoned its plan to resume a professional wolf-killing program in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness during the coming winter.

In a sworn [...]

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Recently I received an alert from the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) asking me to send a letter to the Montana Dept of Fish, Wildlife and Parks  (MDFWP) requesting a slight reduction in their wolf killing/trapping quota outside of Yellowstone Park. The main rationale of the alert was that wolves were important to the local economy [...]

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The 2013 Idaho Wolf Report, describes wolf research being conducted in Idaho and one of the projects involves entering wolf dens and placing expandable radio collars on 2-4 week old pups.  This is an expansion of a project that started last year that involved placing expandable radio collars and surgically implanting radio tags [...]

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Today Idaho’s Governor Otter signed H0470, the Wolf Control Board bill, and H0649, the bill that appropriates $400,000 in general funds to the Board, into law.  The Board will receive additional funds up to $220,000 with $110,000 coming from Idaho Department of Fish and Game and $110,000 coming from the livestock industry for a total [...]

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On the last day of the Idaho Legislature, HB470, the Wolf Control Board bill, jumped its final hurdle before going to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. The board will be funded with $400,000 from the general fund and $110,000 from the livestock industry and $110,000 from the Idaho Department of Fish and [...]

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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will hold a Commissioner’s meeting tonight in Boise.  At 7:00 pm they will take public testimony about issues important to the public.

Tomorrow the Commission will set seasons for Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Bear, Mountain Lion and Wolves.  You can see a full agenda for the meeting Continue Reading

The Idaho Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC) has just appropriated $400,000 for the Wolf Control Board created by HB470. Instead of receiving a one time $2 million appropriation as requested by the Governor, the Board will have to return to JFAC for funding in the following years. Yesterday the bill was amended by the Senate to [...]

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Today the Idaho Senate Resources and Environment Committee unanimously passed H470, the bill creating the Wolf Control Board, but the bill will be amended to include minor changes, including one that would put the board under the governor’s office, before going to the full Senate.

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee will determine the level of [...]

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The Idaho Senate Resources and Environment Committee has scheduled a hearing for H 470, the Wolf Control Board bill.  There will be an opportunity for public testimony and a vote will take place to send it to the Senate Floor.

1:30 P.M., Friday, March 14, 2014

Room WW55

Idaho Statehouse, Boise, Idaho.

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During the holidays, while the 1st Annual 2-Day Coyote and Wolf Derby was taking place in Salmon, Idaho, writer Christopher Ketcham, our very own Brian Ertz, his sister Natalie Ertz, and my neighbor Brian Walker decided to enter the derby as contestants. The story they brought back was very insightful and I have been anticipating [...]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey