Ruling Recharges Idaho Wolf Foe’s Ballot Drive

Thu, Jul 24 2008

The leader of the Anti Wolf Coalition in Idaho says he will try again to put a wolf removal initiative on the ballot now that a federal judge has restored endangered species protection for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies. “We are very pleased this liberal judge did what he did,” Ron Gillett told the Lewiston Tribune. “Now it will be all-out war.” He said restoring federal protection to the wolves will reinvigorate his attempts to put a ballot initiative before Idaho voters. Two previous attempts to put such an initiative before voters failed, the last one falling about 10,000 signatures short of the 45,000 needed by the May 1 deadline.