Mike Keckler http://mtpr.org en Idaho officials want to eliminate two wolf packs in a popular wilderness area http://mtpr.org/post/idaho-officials-want-eliminate-two-wolf-packs-popular-wilderness-area <p> Should a state have the right to hire a professional to kill wolves in a federally designated wilderness area, to enhance the area's elk population for recreational hunters?&nbsp;</p><p>As we reported yesterday, some conservation groups think not, and are suing federal and Idaho state officials over Idaho's plan to track and kill wolves from two packs in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho.</p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:30:25 +0000 Sally Mauk 13451 at http://mtpr.org Idaho officials want to eliminate two wolf packs in a popular wilderness area Wolves in a federal wilderness: should they be left alone or managed? http://mtpr.org/post/wolves-federal-wilderness-should-they-be-left-alone-or-managed <p> Some conservation groups are suing federal and Idaho state officials over Idaho's plan to track and kill wolves from two packs in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The lawsuit, filed by Defenders of Wildlife, Western Watersheds Project and Wilderness Watch on Monday, asks the judge to stop the extermination immediately to give the case time to work through the courts. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:47:27 +0000 Sally Mauk 13403 at http://mtpr.org Wolves in a federal wilderness: should they be left alone or managed?