Idaho pulling out all the stops to kill wolves

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State expands wolf killing to include trapping with electronic calls

Summary:

  • Idaho wildlife officials just announced they will allow trapping and the use of electronic calls in this year's wolf hunt.
BOISE (07/09/2010) -

The following is a statement by Rodger Schlickeisen, President of Defenders of Wildlife:

"Idaho’s announcement today that they will allow the use of trapping and electronic calls in an effort to kill more wolves is a clear reminder of why we are in court to return endangered species protections to wolves in the Northern Rockies. The state has made it clear that its goal is to decrease the wolf population to an unsustainable number.

“We can only hope that the court will soon issue a ruling that puts a stop to such extreme measures. It will take all of us, working together, to develop a long-term, scientifically solid recovery and management plan for wolves."

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Links:

Learn more about Defenders' work in the Northern Rockies
Media Kit: Understanding Wolf Recovery in the Northern Rockies

Contact(s):

John Motsinger, (202) 772-0288

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.  With more than 1 million members and activists, Defenders of Wildlife is a leading advocate for innovative solutions to safeguard our wildlife heritage for generations to come.  For more information, visit www.defenders.org

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