Monday, August 16, 2010

Wolves, Sage-grouse and Waterfowl in Fish and Game's Scope

Posted By on Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Idaho isn't planning on a public wolf hunt later this year, but that doesn't mean it's still not the prime topic of conversation at Monday's meeting of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission.

Fish and Game had originally planned on setting wolf hunt limits and season dates, but in the wake of U.S. Judge Donald Malloy's ruling to return wolves to the Endangered Species List, commissioners are considering "plan B." Fish and Game officials say they'll consider using state and federal agents to kill dozens of wolves in North Central Idaho to help restore elk herds. It's estimated that there are about 75-100 wolves in the Lolo elk hunting zone.

Also on today's agenda is consideration for seasons and limits for waterfowl and sage grouse.

Monday's all-day session is being held in Idaho Falls.

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