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Petitioning Deputy Administrator, USDA Wildlife Services Bill Clay

Stop Federal Wolf Killing in Idaho


In one of its first moves since retaking the reins of wolf management, Idaho officials called in the Agriculture Department's Wildlife Services -- the federal government's chief wildlife-killing agency -- to kill wolves in the central part of the state.

Using radio collars to track down wolf packs in the area, the airborne marksmen only managed to kill five wolves. The mission was quickly abandoned, described as both inefficient and expensive by the Wildlife Services agents themselves.

But Wildlife Services could continue gunning from the skies and trapping on the ground to artificially boost game populations in the region.

Take action now: Urge the USDA's Wildlife Services Agency to abandon aerial wolf-killing in Idaho by Wildlife Services.

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