Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings [above] is defending a charity fund-raising effort called “.308 SSS Wolf Pack Raffle.” And no wonder. First prize: a Winchester .308-caliber Model 70 Featherweight rifle and . . . a shovel. Why’s that, you ask? The raffle’s being held in a region where SSS is code for the preferred method of dealing with wolves: “shoot, shovel and shut up.” The Sheriff in question says he’s not advocating shooting federally protected wolves. According to the AP, Giddings maintains that the SSS in the raffle’s name stands for “safety, security and survival.” (No comment on the shovel, apparently.) Raffle tickets went on sale Friday for a buck a pop or 11 for $10. The drawing is set for March 8. And yes, out-of-state residents can buy tickets.