Feds Plan Action if Idaho Wolves Killed Illegally

By Beacon Staff

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho – A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official says law enforcement will take action if northern Idaho residents take the advice of a failed gubernatorial candidate and start illegally killing wolves.

Meggan Laxalt Mackey tells the Lewiston Tribune that if federal law is violated, law enforcement officials will not stand idly by.

Rex Rammell told a crowd of more than 100 Wednesday night in Idaho County that residents should organize a hunt and start killing wolves, saying he didn’t think local, state and federal authorities would interfere.

Wolves lost their endangered status in Montana and Idaho in 2009, but were returned to the endangered list this year following a lawsuit from environmentalists.

Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup.

Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.