Idaho Wolf Hunt Update: License Sales Brisk; Opponents Get Hearing

From the Seattle Times:
_It was the first day Idaho wolf tags went on sale for a hunt slated to start next Tuesday. By mid-afternoon, the state was reporting about 4,000 tags sold, as hunters motivated by curiosity, novelty - and in some cases frustration with predators' impact on wildlife and livestock - shelled out $11.50 for a wolf tag. . . .

It's still uncertain if hunts will even proceed.

Thirteen environmental groups that have sued to overturn the federal delisting will get a hearing next Monday - one day before Idaho's hunt would begin - where U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula will hear their arguments on why a wolf hunt should be halted._