On October 18, 2010, Idaho Governor Butch Otter announced the State of Idaho would no longer manage wolves as a designated agent under the Endangered Species Act.  According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game website, a January 2006 agreement between Idaho and the U.S. Department of the Interior designated the State as an agent for day-to-day wolf management for the Fish and Wildlife Service, but efforts to renew the agreement were unsuccessful.  In response to the Governor’s action, the Service issued a press release (pdf) indicating it would once again be the lead agency for wolf management in Idaho.  Governor Otter registered his displeasure with the situation by issuing this statement.