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Federal government sued over Idaho wolf decisions

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BOISE, Idaho. - Two wolf advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government in an effort to stop wolf hunts in Idaho.
     
The Wolf Recovery Foundation and Western Watersheds Project filed the lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Boise's U.S. District Court on December 31.
     
They contend the agencies violated federal and state laws when workers flew helicopters into the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, a roadless area, to collar and trap wolves.
     
The groups also say that the government's decision to allow grazing within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area increases conflicts between wolves and wildlife, and that federal laws were
violated when government workers killed several wolves in central Idaho.

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