18 Aug '11, 2pm

85% of Wolves Could be Killed in Idaho

Conservationists are asking an appeals court to stop the wolf hunts in Idaho that could kill an unprecedented number of wolves. It has been reported that Idaho’s wolf hunt would have no upper limit on the number of wolves that can be shot and killed, and would be open from August 30-March 31. It also would allow trapping wolves using devices that can kill them by snaring them around the neck and cutting of their air supply. If the whole Idaho population is reduced from about 1,000 to 150, there would be over an eighty percent drop due to the hunting and trapping there. An attorney for a conservation group said, “Idaho could easily shoot 90 percent of the wolves that are currently there before the 9th Circuit could decide the case.” (Source: MTexpress.com ) In 2009, the Idaho wolf hunt planned for killing just 220 . So how could an annual wolf hunt quota go from 200 to 800 ...

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