August 13, 2020

Idaho: 22 Breeding Wolf Pairs, 1,000 Wolves

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As was well pointed out by a reader on this website, wolf advocates seem upset that Idaho officials are not reliable when it comes to counting wolves but are reliable when it comes to counting elk.

“Idaho Fish and Game biologist Jim Hayden said there are an estimated 1,000 wolves in the state, and probably many more breeding pairs of wolves than counted.

“The 22 is still tentative but it can only go up from there,” he said before giving a presentation to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission in Boise.

Hayden said the number of breeding pairs in the state is not at risk of falling below 15, which would lead to the state having to return wolf management to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to ensure the species’ survival under the Endangered Species Act.”<<<Read More>>>

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