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September 27, 2006

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Wolf Cull Denied: Feds pull plug on Idaho’s elk-recovery plan

Ask Idaho hunters what’s needed to boost the state’s elk numbers, and many will say, “fewer wolves.” What’s more, state game official agree. But the feds have now decided that there isn’t sufficient scientific evidence showing that the carnivores are having an “unacceptable impact on the elk herd.” As a result, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s plan to cull up to 43 wolves this winter is now on hold. In the end, state officials may have to hope for and wait for delisting before any of the animals can be killed. Here's the full story.

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