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New Management Rules for Wolves in Idaho and Montana

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By Faye Hoffman

Under new rules issued Monday, Idaho and Montana get more control over how gray wolves are managed.

Among other things, the regulation provides that in Montana and Idaho:

1. Wolves attacking livestock, livestock herding and guarding animals, and dogs on private land can be taken by landowners without prior written authorization.

2. Wolves attacking livestock and livestock herding and guarding animals on public grazing allotments can be taken by grazing permittees, guides and outfitters, and on ceded lands by tribal members, without written authorization.

3. Wolves determined to be causing unacceptable impacts to wildlife populations, such as herds of deer and elk, can be taken by state or tribal agencies. This is allowed only after the states or tribes complete science-based documents that have undergone public and peer review and have been approved by the Service.

4. States or tribes with approved wolf-management plans can establish memorandums of agreement with the secretary of the interior, or cooperative agreements with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to lead gray wolf conservation and management in the experimental areas within their States or reservations boundaries.


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