Idaho Fish & Game pulls professional wolf hunter from Frank Church wilderness

By January 28, 2014 February 15th, 2016 No Comments

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP)  Idaho wildlife managers called off a professional wolf hunter who has been killing predators inside a federal wilderness area. Department of Fish and Wildlife Monday said it was halting the hunt after nine wolves were killed since December, with none in the past two weeks. It had planned to keep hunter Gus Thoreson of Salmon in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness this winter as it sought reduce wolves and bolster low elk populations there. Wolf advocates initially lost their bid for a court order to force Thoreson to quit hunting wolves from his base on U.S. Forest Service territory. On Monday, however, they contended their continued pressure  they’d appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals  helped convince Fish and Game to end the hunt.


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