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Idaho GOPs upset over tribe's role in wolf agreement


Idaho Republicans are bickering over an agreement that recognizes the Nez Perce Tribe's role in wolf management.

The agreement was reached by Gov. Dirk Kempthorne and the tribe. It covers the roles of the state and the tribe once the wolf is taken off the Endangered Species List.

The tribe will continue to manage wolves on the reservation and in treaty-ceded lands. But some Republicans don't want the wolves in the state at all, object to the tribe's participation as equal to the state and don't want state money being used.

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Kempthorne, lawmakers at odds over wolf pact (The Idaho Statesman 2/4)