Don't let state market wildlife February 15, 2012 Idaho

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Don't let state market wildlifeFebruary 15, 2012 Idaho, Idaho Mountain Express and Guide

... S-1256, introduced on behalf of a wealthy southeast Idaho industrialist and trophy hunter, which would have Idaho auction its big-game wildlife like some neighboring states.... Marketing groups elsewhere retain 70 percent (Utah) and even 100 percent (Wyoming) from wildlife sales. Utah's wildlife auctions have been followed by 50 percent decreased harvest of buck deer and 60 percent fewer license-buying deer hunters, ... 

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