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4 Wolves Killed After Livestock Deaths

posted Jul 3, 2013, 8:36 PM by chloe owens

6/21/13, by Greg Moore, Idaho Mountain Express and Guide

4 wolves killed after livestock deaths

…Grimm said two of the wolves were yearlings and were wearing radio collars placed on them by the Department of Fish and Game.  He said Wildlife Services sometimes refrains from killing wolves with collars, depending on their value to scientists studying them…Grimm said he did not know of any nonlethal deterrent actions taken before the kill order was issued, a situation criticized by pro-wolf activists.  When requested, the Idaho Wolf Project, organized by nonprofit Defenders of Wildlife, provides ranchers with volunteer night guards, portable fencing, air horns and other deterrent methods.