Trapping wolves will be allowed in Idaho, and hunters can use electronic calls to attract the elusive predators, Idaho wildlife officials decided Thursday.
Meanwhile, Montana wildlife regulators on Thursday set their state’s wolf-hunt quota at 186, more than doubling last year’s...
Whether or not a hunting season actually happens remains to be seen. A federal judge has yet to make his decision regarding returning wolves under protection of the Endangered Species Act.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission during a July 8 meeting rejected a proposed change to muzzleloader rules and a proposed bonus point program and adopted several proposals that could change wolf hunting in Idaho.
Commissioners adopted rules that would allow the use of electronic calls for bears, mountain lions and wolves, and traps and snares for taking wolves in areas and with bag limits and seasons to be specified by the commission. The commission will set wolf seasons and limits during the August meeting in Idaho Falls.
They also adopted depredation hunts on black bears and wolves, and a provision that would allow hunters to take wolves incidental to hunting over bear bait, and extended the mandatory check-in for wolf hunts to 72 hours to report a kill and 10 days to check the skull and hide with Fish and Game.
They rejected the proposed bonus point program after several commissioners expressed their reservation about the program and the lack of clear public support.
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HEADQUARTERS NEWS RELEASE
July 14, 2010