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Annual Wolf Report Released

posted Jun 27, 2015, 4:28 PM by chloe owens

4/4/15, by David Cole, Findlay Post Falls

Annual wolf report released

Coeur d’Alene – More wolves were detected in the Panhandle wolf management zone than any other in Idaho last year, the state’s annual monitoring report for the predator shows…For all of Idaho there were 104 documented packs at the end of 2014 and an estimated 770 wolves.  That’s far more than the 150 required by the 2009 federal de-listing rule, but fewer than the peak years of 2008 and 2009…The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service re-introduced 66 gray wolves into central Idaho and Yellowstone National park in 1995 and 1996…To protect livestock, 67 wolves were killed last year, less than the 94 in 2013.