It’s no big surprise but here we go again. IDFG just made life even more miserable for wolves unfortunate enough to live in that state. It seems Idaho’s scorched earth wolf policy is designed to push the remaining, beleaguered animals toward the 100/150 minimum number, essentially relegating canis lupus to the species trash heap in Idaho.
Major change for gray wolves:
Extend hunting season on private land in the Panhandle Zone to year-round.
Extend extend hunting season in the Middle Fork Zone and in that portion of Unit 16 in the
Dworshak-Elk City Zone north of the Selway River to end June 30.
Extend hunting season in Beaverhead and Island Park zones two months to end March 31.
Increase harvest limit in the Salmon Zone to 45.
Expand trapping to portions of units 2 and 3.
Expand trapping to private lands in units 13, 18 and 22 from November 15 through March 15.
Expand trapping season to Island Park and Salmon zones with foothold traps only; except snares may be used on private lands and in that portion of Unit 28 within designated wilderness.
Don’t bother writing to Idaho Fish and Game. I’m sure they could care less what we have to say about their egregious wolf killing policies. Begging them to stop killing wolves is about as effective as an ejection seat on a helicopter.
All our energies need to be focused on seeing wolves relisted and preventing USFWS from delisting wolves across the lower 48.
Photo: Idaho Fish and Game
Posted in: Wolf Wars, Idaho wolves
Tags: Idaho’s war on wolves, new wolf hunting rules, IDFG, wolves persecuted AGAIN