House OKs bill to limit access to names

From the Idaho Statesman

The bill, approved 55-14, would remove hunters’ names from public record.

Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, proposed it after Idaho’s first wolf hunters received unwanted attention from animal advocates. Under current law, the Department of Fish and Game must release the names of people who report killing animals like wolves. Boyle’s bill would keep private the names of people who buy hunting and trapping permits. A wolf advocate published the names of 122 successful wolf hunters on a Web site in January, saying he wanted to start a debate about wolves in Idaho.

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