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December 30, 2013 at 9:14 AM

21 coyotes, no wolves shot in disputed Idaho derby

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Organizers of a predator derby in Idaho say 21 coyotes but no wolves were shot by about 60 hunters. Steve Alder of Idaho for Wildlife, the weekend event’s promoter, said the low tally helps prove sport hunting isn’t a very effective tool in managing Idaho’s wolves. The derby near Salmon in Idaho’s mountains…


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December 27, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Federal judge allows Idaho wolf derby on FS land

JOHN MILLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — A federal judge allowed a wolf derby to proceed on public land in Idaho, ruling its organizers aren’t required to get a special permit from the U.S. Forest Service. U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Wagahoff Dale issued the ruling Friday, hours after a morning hearing. WildEarth Guardians and other environmental groups had…


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December 23, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Environmentalists ask fed judge to halt wolf hunt derby

By JOHN MILLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — An environmental group wants a federal judge to halt a planned wolf and coyote derby in Idaho, branding the event an illegal killing contest. Filed Monday by Wild Earth Guardians and other groups, the complaint in U.S. District Court contends the U.S. Forest Service ignored federal laws when it allowed…


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