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Published:August 20th, 2009 09:55 EST
70,000 Guns to Target Idaho Wolves in Deadly Hunt

70,000 Guns to Target Idaho Wolves in Deadly Hunt

By SOP newswire2

Recently, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game made a tragic announcement:

Starting Monday, the department will begin selling an estimated 70,000 permits to hunt and kill wolves in Idaho. That`s 70 guns for each wolf mother, father and pup in Idaho!


This could be the worst wolf massacre in the Lower 48 United States since the 1930s. Hundreds of defenseless wolves will be shot, with many surviving wolf pups left to starve to death. Unless we stop it.

We`ve won the fight for wolves in court before, and we can do it again. Last year,Defenders of Wildlife and our allies convinced a federal judge to stop wolf killing in Wyoming and secured a reprieve for wolves in the Northern Rockies. Now we need your help to win again for our wolves.

Idaho`s wolf hunting season is scheduled to begin in just 14 days. Please make a tax-deductible donation right now to help fund our legal fight and national mobilization campaign to save wolves in Idaho and Greater Yellowstone.

With the lives of so many wolves hanging in the balance, Defenders of Wildlife needs your support to prevent the worst wolf massacre in decades. I hope we can count on your support.

For the Wild Ones,

Rodger Schlickeisen Rodger Schlickeisen, President Signature
Rodger Schlickeisen
Defenders of Wildlife