Idaho Fish and Game begins selling wolf-hunting tags
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game began selling wolf-hunting tags Thursday, the same day that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published the rule that immediately removed wolves in Idaho, Montana and portions of Oregon, Utah and Washington state from federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.
The action comes after the U.S. Department of the Interior on Wednesday declared wolves fully recovered in most of the northern Rockies, returning gray wolves to state management.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will set seasons, rules and limits later in the summer.
-- Kelly Burgess
Photo: Gray wolves. Credit: National Parks Conservation Assn.