U.S. District Court Judge Edward Lodge rejected a lawsuit filed by the Western Watersheds Project and four other groups last week.
The lawsuit contended the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services of Idaho needed to update a study from 2011 with a new environmental analysis.
As reported by KREM 2, Lodge responded that the study would not prevent more wolves from being killed in Idaho. He also stated that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has demonstrated sound management of wolves through hunting and trapping measures.
RMEF maintains that predators have a place in the ecosystem and should be managed by state and local wildlife officials in accordance with the North American Wildlife Conservation Model.