Wolves
5:37 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Idaho Fish and Game Says Wolf Trapper Photo Shows Poor Judgment

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game disclosed details Thursday on its investigation of wolf trapper  Josh Branford.  He posed in front of a live, trapped wolf and posted the photo on the Internet

Branford did nothing illegal according to Mike Keckler, chief of communications for Idaho Fish and Game.  “He had all the necessary licenses and tags to trap the wolf.  But, in our view, he should have used better judgment before photographing himself and placing it out there.” 

Keckler says Branford’s actions are contrary to the ethics and humane responsibility that Idaho Fish and Game teaches in wolf trapper and hunter education classes.  Branford was not an employee or otherwise affiliated with the department. 

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