Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 10:12 AM
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- State officials say four more wolves have been killed near Elk City.
That brings the total to five wolves killed in an effort to push the animals away from the small mountain town.
The first wolf was shot by Idaho County deputies in late June. Idaho Department of Fish and Game supervisor Dave Cadwallader told the Lewiston Tribune (http://bit.ly/pEt2Y3 ) that since then, four wolves have been caught in foot-hold traps set by agents from the federal Wildlife Services Agency. State conservation officers and sheriff's deputies are checking the traps daily.
Elk City residents have complained for months about frequent wolf sightings and dogs and cattle being attacked by wolves. Cadwallader issued the kill permits to deputies shortly after Congress removed Endangered Species Act protections from Idaho and Montana wolves last May.
Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com
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