Saturday, February 1, 2014
Idaho F&G closes another wolf-killing program
Actually, it's just been shut down for the season. The "hunter," after all, did take out nine wolves in the wilderness of the Middle Fork, Salmon River (public land!). And this article quotes the F&G boss as saying he wants a balance to allow the region's Elk population to continue growing (so that F&G can sell more hunting licenses and get more money from them for its operating budget!). This whole thing isn't about science. And Idaho F&G, like most state wildlife agencies, likes to talk about "harvesting" game, as if they are part of a crop of corn or spuds or sugar beets. What a debacle.