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U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Federal officials in Idaho are taking public comment on a new plan that would let them kill wolves and other predators.

Courtesy Rusty Kramer

If you kill a wolf in Idaho, your effort might be worth $1,000. 

A nonprofit in North Idaho covers costs for hunters and trappers who successfully harvest wolves. The group, called the Foundation for Wildlife Management pays up to $1,000 per wolf harvest.

 

Acting Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt said Wednesday that his agency wants to remove the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List. 

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The USDA's Wildlife Service distributes funds to ranchers in the West for wolf depredation - the killing off of predators of commercial livestock. Questions have been raised about the number of predatory wolves preying on cattle and how those funds are being divvied out.