Posted by: Paul A. Forsyth | January 6, 2015

Annual Wolf-Hunting Event in Idaho Nets Zero Wolves

An endangered gray wolf peers out from a snow covered shelter

Ha! From Newsweek:

Over the weekend, 125 hunters poured into the small town of Salmon, Idaho, to participate in the Predator Hunting Contest and Fur Rendezvous, better known as a “hunting derby.” The end result? Thirty coyotes were killed during the three-day hunt, and—for the second consecutive year—zero wolves.

Idaho legally allows each hunter to kill up to five wolves per season and trap five more, but Alder told Newsweek that hunters were unable to kill, track or even spot a single wolf this year. Consequently, a $1,000 reward for the hunter who bagged the most wolves went unclaimed yet again. The prize money will be donated to a local food bank instead.

“Nobody even saw a track. We had fresh snow, and we were just in shock,” Alder said. “No sightings, no tracks.” …

Image Credit: Tracy Brooks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Source: USFWS via Wikimedia Commons.

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  1. Maybe its because they killed them all already. Stupid wolf hunting.


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