LEWISTON, Idaho -- A plan by Idaho officials to kill up to 60 wolves in north-central Idaho to protect elk herds has had little success so far after first aerial gunners and now state officials and hunting outfitters report limited results.

A reported six wolves have been killed so far, five by aerial gunners in May before that method was abandoned because of limited success due to the wolves being in thick timber.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that an Idaho Department of Fish and Game conservation officer shot another wolf near Powell on July 18.

Clearwater Region Supervisor Dave Cadwallader says he expected to have had more wolves killed by now.

He says the wolves are still being spotted but not as frequently.

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