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Idaho proposes license fee to cover ag wildlife losses
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Idaho proposes license fee to cover ag wildlife losses
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is considering a new fee to compensate farmers for losses to wildlife, or to help them prevent depredation.

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Animal rights commenters attack farmer over cute calf video
Animal rights commenters attack farmer over cute calf video
Farm owner Brian Farmer says the calf has been returned to its mother and his thick neck, strong body and gentle disposition make him a good candidate for breeding stock.
Progress made on reducing Yellowstone bison herd
Bison managers are making progress on their goal to eliminate 1,300 bison from the Yellowstone herd.
WDFW cites threats as reason to tighten release of wolf records
WDFW cites threats as reason to tighten release of wolf records
House committee endorses legislation stemming from death threats against Washington wildlife manages and ranchers
Washington lawmaker’s wolf bill gets heard, but not passed
Washington lawmaker’s wolf bill gets heard, but not passed
A Washington legislator's proposal to de-list wolves in his district falls flat, but not before the issue gets raised
Environmentalists sue over USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves
In 2014, the USDA’s analysis concluded its wolf control activities didn’t have significant environmental impacts, but five environmental groups challenged that finding in federal court.
Environmentalists challenge USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves
Environmentalists challenge USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves
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Some, not all, Washington ranchers back raising brand fees
Some, not all, Washington ranchers back raising brand fees
Washington lawmakers consider raising brand inspection fees; some cattlemen's groups support the plan, but not all
Debate swirls around bringing grizzly bears to North Cascades
Debate swirls around bringing grizzly bears to North Cascades
Rancher George Wolner is worried about an errant grizzly bear wandering onto his 17-acre property and feasting on livestock if enough berries and other food aren’t available.
Environmental groups sue to stop wolf killings in Idaho
The lawsuit claims the federal agency is basing wolf control actions on an outdated environmental assessment from 2011.
Severe flooding hits Southern Idaho hard
Severe flooding hits Southern Idaho hard
Widespread flooding is damaging crops and fields and stressing livestock.

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