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12 29, 2012 The Adams Record Wed. pm. yed Jacks )m Bill Proposed to Us e Wolf Tag Money to Compensate Ranchers From the Associated Press-- February 14, 2012 A bill to help repay ranchers for livestock losses tied to wolves has been introduced in the Idaho House. The House Resources and Conservation Committee on Monday agreed to consider a measure that would use revenue from wolf hunt- ing tags to compensate a special account. Boyle says half of the money in that account would be help reimburse for livestock losses; the other half would be used on other wolf management pro- grains. Boyle estimates the bill would free up $320,000 annu- ally for the program. BW+.3 WW+67 YW+125 MK+30 MRB+.86 RE+.45 FAT-.019 $W+36.54 $F+63.17 $6+46.37 $B+67.03 ranchers for livestock killed by wolves. Republican Rep. Judy Boyle of Midvale says fed- eral resources for offset- ting livestock losses are diminishing and it's time for the state to help pro- ducers i-ie{  bill Would di(}ePt $8 from every wolf hunt- ing tag sold in Idaho into Idaho Bill Would Allow Live Bait for Wolves by Dale Flsk A bill that would allow ranchers to use a number of different ways to kill wolves, including the use of live bait, was recent- ly introduced by State Senator Jeff Siddoway (R-Terreton). Domestic dogs, sheep and goats are some of the examples cited of what could be used as live bait. Idaho Senate Bill 1305 came before the Senate Resources and Environmental Committee for a hearing Monday, Feb 20. This bill is just starting it's way through the legislative process and has a long way to go before it ever becomes a law, ff it ever does The legislation would also allow ranchers to use a number of different ways to kill the wolves, including the use of night-vision scopes and even the use of an air- plane to shoot from the air. According the The Billings [Montana] Gazette: "The northern Rockies--mainly Idaho, Montana and Wyoming- -now are home to about 1,650 gray wolves, which is more than five times the previously set federal benchmark of 300 wolves for them to be consid- ered a recovered species and removed from fed- era] protection. Howeverl some environmental groups believe they need anywhere from 2,000 to 5,000 wolves on the landscape, including in Oregon, Washington and Utah, to ensure genetic diversity." NO REBATE Samsung Character " *plan required Samsung Repp TM "plan required LG Exchange" *plan required NO CONTRACT No Credit Check No Deposit tLte[ wireless For store locations, visit alltelwireless.com/storelocator or call 1-800-alltel-1 *ALL OFFERS & USAGE ARE SUBJECT TO ALLTEL TERMS & CONDITIONS; SEE STORE OR ALLTIELWIRELESS.COM. Data plans required for emartphones. Taxes & government charges apply, AIItel may charge monthly connectivity, regulatory, ad- ministrative & 911 surcharges up to $2.19 & federal & state Unive rsal Service Fund fees (all may vary by customer usage). These additional fees may not be taxes or government-required charges & are subject to change, See your Alltel customer service representative & your monthly bill. $25 non-refundable activation fee & possible $200 early termination fee apply per line. Restrictions apply to prepaid and business customers. Comparative Vefizon data sourced 02/08/2012. No mbatR: Phones offered in $1.00 No Rebate sale require a qualifying 2-year plan. AIItel reserves the right to substitute phones. Also: Offers available for a limited time while supplies last and may be subject to credit approval, Screen images ere simulated. All product & service marks referenced belong to their respective owners. Android is a trademark of Goggle Inc., use of this trademark is subject to Goggle Permissions. 2012 Allied Wireless Communications Corporation. All rights reserved. 100554