Suits filed to block planned Idaho predator contest

Within days of the BLM’s approval of a five-year permit to conduct a predator-hunting derby each winter near Salmon, Idaho, two coalitions of environmental groups filed lawsuits to force the agency to perform environmental impact studies of the contests’ effects. Litigants include Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians and Cascadia Wildlands. Idaho Mtn Express.