August 20, 2009

Idaho guv plans to bag a wolf

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There’s a wolf out there, roaming through the wild ranges of Idaho, with Gov. Butch Otter’s name on it. The guv, it seems, plans to buy a wolf tag, now that the state has legalized wolf hunting and set a a quota of 220 wolves this season.

But will he still respect them in the morning?

“You can still hate them and respect their cunning and their place in nature,” he told Rocky Barker of the Idaho Statesman. “I’m not real fond of rattlesnakes, but I understand their place in the system.”

Environmentalists have said they may sue to stop the wolf hunts. Montana also has set a wolf quota, and will have a hunt this fall.

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