Idaho closed Dworshak-Elk City wolf kill zone. This is the third zone to be closed after the quota of 18 dead wolves had been reached, the other zones closed are the Upper Snake and McCall-Weiser. 108 wolves have been slain in Idaho since the wolf hunt began on September 1, 2009.
Even though Idaho has now closed three of it’s twelve wolf hunt zones they are considering extending the hunts past the December 31st, 2009 deadline. They already have a seven month long wolf hunting season in the Sawtooth and Lolo zones, which extend to March 31, 2010, right through wolf mating season. Now they’re thinking of extending other hunting zones. This is ridiculous. The rules have already been set, what other hunted animal have they extended the season for? When the deadline is reached the hunts should be over. Just more bad news for wolves in Idaho!
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