Hailey resident questions the economics of killing of the Buffalo Ridge Pack

This open letter to Cal Groen, director of Idaho Fish and Game, was published in the Challis Messenger today.

Cost of control. By Gloria Carlton






  1. Wendy Avatar

    Thanks Ms. Carlton, for your letter. I hope other
    citizens of Idaho will ask the same questions.
    And often.

    I look forward to the response you (will probably
    not) get.

  2. jerry b Avatar
    jerry b

    Ms Carlton….If Idaho is like Montana your response will be an approximate cost incurred by Game and Fish and they will refer you to Wildlife Services for the cost of the aerial gunning. You’ll be lucky to get that info without a F.O.I. fight.
    The identity of the ranchers is also protected.
    Been there, done that.


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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