BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Legislation sending just under $400,000 to a state board to use to kill problem wolves in Idaho has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little.
The Republican governor signed the bill Tuesday, according to his website.
The budget bill taps money in the state's general fund to kill wolves that prey on livestock or wildlife.
The state's Wolf Depredation Control Board has agreements with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services to kill wolves.
Fish and Game killed 17 wolves in northern Idaho in February that the agency said were killing elk.