Boise, ID – The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has released its recommendations for hunting wolves in 2008.
A proposal released Thursday recommends a total mortality cap of 328 for the state's wolf population. That total includes wolves killed by hunters and state managers, or those killed in accidents or by natural causes.
Washington, DC – Regulations proposed Wednesday by Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne would allow people to carry a concealed weapon in some national parks and wildlife refuges.
Kempthorne says the new rules would allow someone to carry a loaded weapon in a park or refuge only if that person had a permit for a concealed weapon, and the state where the park or refuge is located allows guns in parks.
Cheyenne, Wy – Two child-advocacy groups give Wyoming a grade of D-plus for its lack of openness in releasing information about fatal- and near-fatal-child-abuse cases. The report is titled "State Secrecy and Child Death." It was prepared by the University of San Diego School of Law's Children's Advocacy Institute and First Star, a charity that works on child abuse issues. The groups released it on Tuesday. Amy Harfeld is executive director of First Star. She says that Wyoming's grade suffered because much of the state's policy is in