What some call a big bad wolf, others call a big bad plan
By Carissa Wolf
The same day the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans to de-list the Rocky Mountain gray wolf as an endangered species, Idaho Department of Fish and Game Commissioners heard clashing views over state management plans that would eradicate 75 percent of wolves in the Lolo area of Northern Idaho. In January, federal authorities signed over control of the state's entire wolf population from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Now the state must wade through the public comment process before a management plan approved by Idaho Fish and Game can go into effect.
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