Idaho's new elk plan includes controversial wolf killing measures

Idaho's new elk plan includes controversial wolf killing measures

Idaho's new elk plan includes controversial wolf killing measures

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 16 at 5:46 PM

BOISE -- Commissioners with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game voted Thursday to enact a statewide plan that includes controversial measures for killing wolves.

Idaho's Revised Elk Management plan includes measures that would make it state policy to hire professional hunters and trappers to target wolves in select areas where biologists say too many elk are being killed by wolf packs.

Read the full plan here.

Game managers say elk populations in areas such as the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness have dropped dramatically over the last decade due in part to expanding wolf populations.

Dozens attended a public hearing Wednesday to voice their support for, or against the measures.

Read about their testimony here.

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