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Idaho F&G commissioners approve hunt of 220 wolves


August 18, 2009

JOHN MILLER Associated Press Writer BOISE, Idaho

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game Commission voted 4-3 Monday to let hunters shoot 220 wolves during a hunting season due to start in September. Environmental groups who have challenged the lifting of federal protections from wolves in Idaho and Montana immediately said "hunting of an imperiled species at any level is inappropriate," and may seek to stop hunts. One big-game advocacy group, however, said the quota should have been set higher. Idaho's policy to shoot one-quarter of Idaho's estimated 880 wolves was approved during a meeting...

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