Landing helicopters in wilderness violates the Wilderness Act
This article contains more information about something I posted a while back.
I don’t think the rational behind this plan is to kill wolves inside the wilderness but rather to document the minimum number of 150 wolves the state thinks is required so that they can kill more OUTSIDE of the wilderness.
Jon Marvel has the same perspective.
Idaho could use information gleaned from wilderness helicopter missions to accelerate wolf killing where conflicts with ranchers and hunters are more common, he said.
“If all of those breeding pairs are found inside the Frank Church, then you can kill all the wolves outside the wilderness with impunity,” Marvel said.
Idaho again wants to land choppers in wilderness
John Miller Associated Press