The wolves have been devastating both private livestock and wildlife in Idaho for many years now. At the local level people have been taking things into their own hands for quite some time with the consent of the local law enforcement. We now have support at the state and national level to deal with the problem:
Gov. Butch Otter signed a bill that declares a disaster emergency due to the number of wolves in the state — even though he disputes that the Legislature should have the authority to declare such an emergency.
“The uncontrolled proliferation of imported wolves on private land has produced a clear and present danger to humans, their pets and livestock, and has altered and hindered historical uses of private and public land, dramatically inhibiting previously safe activities such as walking, picnicking, biking, berry picking, hunting and fishing,” the bill says. “…it is the intent of the legislature to regulate the presence of Canadian gray wolves in Idaho in order to safeguard the public, wildlife, economy and private property against additional devastation.”
Thanks must also be given to the NRA as well for all the effort they put into protecting our families, our livestock and the wildlife of Idaho.