Friday, September 2

Hunters bag 3 wolves in first days of public hunt

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A couple of Idaho hunters have already reported success in their quest to bag a wolf.

Idaho Fish and Game officials say three wolves have been killed since the season opened Tuesday.

One hunter bagged a black male wolf near Island Park in eastern Idaho on Tuesday.

Agency Spokesman Niels Nokkentved says a hunter roaming the backcountry near Warm Lake in central Idaho shot and killed two -- one female pup and an adult female.

He says all three were taken legally.

State rules give hunters 72 hours to report a wolf kill to the agency's regional offices.

Idaho is holding its second public hunt in the last three years as part of its effort to manage the state's growing wolf population.

Copyright 2011 The AP.

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