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Idaho Ranchers Live with Wolves

posted May 1, 2018, 7:52 PM by chloe owens

2/1/18, by Sean Ellis, Capital Press

Idaho ranchers live with wolves

Most ranchers and farmers were howling mad when the federal government announced plans to reintroduce wolves in Idaho starting in 1995…Twenty-three years later, that bitterness still remains — and so does the debate — over bringing wolves to Idaho…To some, the state has reach something of an equilibrium in regard to wolf numbers and their impact on livestock and wildlife. Rancher Wyatt Prescott, former executive vice president of the Idaho Cattle Association, said that, all things considered, the state is doing a pretty good job of managing the predators, and the stable population and depredation numbers show that…But those at ground zero — producers who continue to lose animals to the predators — feel very differently about wolves.