Idaho Closes Upper Snake Unit After “Five Dead Wolf Quota” Reached


Idaho closed it’s first zone, the Upper Snake Unit, after reaching it’s quota of five dead wolves. Sure wish I could tell the wolves to head to the Upper Snake and then on to Yellowstone for the remainder of the hunt!!  Sadly, they can’t escape the deadly predator with a high powered rifle.

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Wolf hunt closed in one Idaho zone after quota is reached

November 3, 2009 | 10:47 am

Idaho Fish and Game has announced the first area to be closed to wolf hunting, after the quota of five animals was reached in the Upper Snake zone in the eastern portion of the state.

The closed area borders Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming, where wolves are still protected by the Endangered Species Act.

All other portions of Idaho remain open to wolf hunting, with a total of 87 of the 220 statewide quota killed thus far.

Two other zones are nearing their limits. The McCall-Weiser unit has 14 of the 15 animal quota reported, and the Palouse-Hells Canyon zone, with a limit of five, has two predators taken.

The Southern Idaho unit, which is the largest, has yet to report any wolves shot toward the quota of five.

The season runs through Dec. 31 or March 31 depending on zone, or until each zone quota is met.

–Kelly Burgess

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Categories posted in: Idaho wolf hunt, wolf wars

Tags: gray wolf, Idaho wolf hunt, wolves in the crossfire

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