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DID YOU KNOW? Idaho’s war on wolves now targets wolf pups.

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IDAHO’S WAR ON WOLVES INCLUDES PUPS Records show that Idaho is now killing pups. In the state’s escalating war on wolves, this is something new. Idaho has been steadily ratcheting up its assault on the recovering wolf population especially since the day in 2011 when wolves lost federal protections under the Endangered Species Act. It’s easy to grow numb to...
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DID YOU KNOW? Idaho’s elk population is robust and at a near-record high.

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As settlers moved west, they brought the pre-conceived notion that predators held no real value in the natural world. It was during the westward expansion of the late 19th century and through the first few decades of the 20th century that, this top-level carnivore was wiped out in the American West. The frontier had been tamed, but at what cost?...
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DID YOU KNOW? Dangerous traps are set with no warnings in Idaho.

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Traps Set With No Warnings In March of 2020, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) received a petition requesting that trappers be required to place warning signs at public trailheads, and on public trails and campgrounds within 25 feet of traps and snares. At the following quarterly meeting, IDFG decided against the petition. The intent was for signs...
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DO YOU KNOW about Living with Wolves and what we do?

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What Is Living with Wolves? Living with Wolves is a national nonprofit organization uniquely positioned to inform you about wolves, a species unjustly persecuted by policy makers, ranchers, hunters and trappers. After the life-changing experience of living with the Sawtooth Pack in the mountains of Idaho, Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Jim and Jamie Dutcher, turned their attention to countering the widespread...
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DID YOU KNOW? Lethal traps can be set 10 feet from your favorite trails.

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Traps May Be Closer Than You Realize Locals and tourists alike flock to Idaho’s gorgeous outdoor recreation areas throughout the year. Many of them enjoy the outdoors with their dogs. Most are probably unaware that potentially lethal traps and snares can be set alarmingly close to public trails and campgrounds. Trappers are allowed to set leg-hold traps and snares only...
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DID YOU KNOW? Wolf traps capture more than just wolves.

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Traps are Indiscriminate For many thousands of years people have been trapping animals. Originally, animals were trapped as a matter of survival for the trapper, providing food and fur for clothing and blankets. Most of the world no longer has a survival-based need for trapping. People have access to other, more humane sources of food and clothing. Though demand in...
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DID YOU KNOW? Idaho is expanding animal trapping, while the world pulls back.

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Trapping Trends Trapping animals is still common practice in many parts of the world. Although the demand for products made from animal fur has decreased in Europe and America, there is still a market for fur elsewhere in the world, particularly in Russia and China. Millions of animals, referred to as “furbearers,” are trapped every year to strip them of...
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