East Oregonian Publishing Group

EMMETT, Idaho – An Idaho hunter who apparently didn’t realize his wolf tag was no longer valid shot and killed a collared male wolf from northeast Oregon’s Imnaha Pack.

The man was hunting for coyotes Jan. 2 when he spotted the wolf north of Emmett, near a cattle feedlot and winter calving area. His Idaho wolf tag was good only through 2011, however.

Mike Keckler, communications bureau chief for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, said IDFG issued the hunter a warning over the incident “and that’s as far as it went.” He said the department stopped short of issuing a citation because the hunter received “incorrect information from a clerk from one of our vendor stores.”

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