Idaho Fish & Game and Wildlife Services targets wolf and her 7 pups 8 months after last depredation.
Blue Bunch Pack near McCall and New Meadows hasn't killed livestock since October and all other members have been killed.
It has been nearly 8 months since any member of southwest Idaho’s Blue Bunch Pack killed any livestock yet, on March, 16, members of the Blue Bunch Pack were killed by Wildlife Services under an order that has apparently extended to persist to this day.
As far as anyone knows there is only the collared alpha female tending 7 wolf pups in the mountains to the west of McCall, Idaho and the Idaho Fish and Game wants them dead. This, even though there is a standing policy memo in place which extends “the effective period for take orders by USDA Wildlife Services (WS) and kill permits (livestock owners) from 45 to 60 days following the most recent depredation incident” which, in this case, was October 2009. There have been no depredations since. The memo also authorizes “additional WS wolf removals and extended kill permits based on recurring incidents or chronic history of the wolf pack involved”.
edit; Ralph Maughan link corrected: click here
This is animal cruelty to me. It is hard for me to answer without inappropriate language.