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Idaho wolf hunter harassed and compared to Michael Vick

September 4, 2009 | 10:47 am

Robert Millage poses with the wolf he shot on opening day of the hunting season.

The man reported as having killed the first wolf in Idaho when the hunting season opened Tuesday is now being harassed because of it.

After word got out that Robert Millage shot a wolf, his personal contact information started showing up on websites such as Craigslist. (Outposts received a comment with this information but refused to publish it.)

Millage told the Lewiston Morning Tribune that people opposed to the hunt starting phoning and e-mailing, angrily calling him names and suggesting his business as a real estate agent will suffer because of what he did.

"People are loons. If they want to call up and have a discussion, I'm all about having a discussion. But they call me a fat redneck and a wolf killer and compare me to Michael Vick," Millage said. "I have a thick skin and a good sense of humor. What am I going to do, yell back at them?"

The Kamiah, Idaho, resident seems to be taking it all in stride, though has alerted his local law enforcement. Though he feels it is OK for people to disagree with wolf hunting, Millage doesn't believe they should be badgering those participating in legal hunting seasons.

"It doesn't seem very American, if something doesn't conform to your ideas and points of view, to threaten them," he said. "I obeyed the law and did what [Idaho] Fish and Game wanted us to do. I can sleep well."

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Robert Millage with the wolf he shot on opening day of the hunting season. Credit: Associated Press

Related:

Hunters kill two wolves in Idaho on opening day

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