7 Dec 2007, 2:50pm
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Anti-wolf group responds to state management plan

Coalition wants all wolves out of Idaho

Wolves are on the minds of many Idahoans following this week’s unveiling of the state’s plan to manage the species if it’s delisted from federal protection early next year.

But wolves are in the hearts of the Idaho Anti-wolf Coalition, a group that passionately wants all wolves removed from Idaho.

The group, led by Stanley outfitter Ron Gillette, doesn’t trust the federal or state government to manage wolves, which they say are wiping out elk populations. The coalition is circulating a petition to back Idaho out of the recently released management plan and to refuse cooperation with the federal government.

“This is a crisis that’s going on,” said Twin Falls hunter Tony Mayer at a meeting hosted by the group Tuesday night at the Turf Club in Twin Falls. “This is a despicable situation. It’s an epidemic. It’s a problem.”

The group says any number of wolves in Idaho are too many, and they blame the government for what they call a wildlife crisis… [more]

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