December 8, 2006
December 8, 2006 - A local sportsmen's group is forming a petition calling for the immediate delisting of wolves in Idaho.
The ultimate decision on whether wolves should be delisted is up to the federal government; however, the Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife are now collecting signatures to send a petition to those decision makers.
"If in fact we don't have an endangered species in our state, and we have adequate protections under the Endangered Species Act to prevent it from happening again, then we should be allowed to manage and that's what we're asking for," said Nate Helm, Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife.
Governor Jim Risch wrote a letter last month to the Interior Department saying he wants this process expedited.
The Idaho Defenders of Wildlife says it would support delisting wolves once a better plan for managing the animals is in place. Reprinted from KTVB in Idaho