Posted by: Bob Payne | April 21, 2011

Idaho governor declares wolves a “disaster emergency”

Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed a bill on Tuesday declaring the gray wolf a “disaster emergency” in his state, days after Congress voted to strip the animal of federal protections there and in Montana. Despite enactment of federal legislation turning wolf control over to state wildlife management and allowing licensed hunting of the animals, Otter welcomed his new authority to bring law enforcement to bear against any wolf threats to humans or livestock.

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