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Livestock owners concerned about wolves in Boise foothills

A wolf pack roamed in the Boise foothills last spring, and there have been no reports of livestock kills. (KBOI File Photo)

Federal officials say there have been no reports of livestock kills associated with a seven-member wolf pack that roamed in the Boise foothills last spring.

Idaho Wildlife Services Director Todd Grimm says the agency warned livestock producers in the area. He said Wednesday the current whereabouts of the pack is unclear.

Idaho Cattle Association Executive Vice President Cameron Mulrony tells the Capital Press in a story on Tuesday that just having wolves in the area can cause cattle to put on less weight and cost ranchers money.

Jennifer Struthers of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game says there are usually several wolf sightings each winter in the foothills when elk and deer migrate to lower elevations.

She says it's not clear where the wolves go in the summer.

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Information from: The Capital Press (Ore.)

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