The Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted nine proposed modifications to wolf hunting and trapping for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, extending wolf hunting opportunity, opening more areas to wolf trapping and extending trapping seasons, which all take effect immediately.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game recently announced there were more than 1,500 wolves in Idaho during the 2019 summer and about 1,000 by year’s end, marking a population more than 500 percent above federal minimum recovery levels.
Fifty-five percent of Idaho residents who submitted public comment supported the proposal.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation supports the state management of all wildlife species – predator and prey alike.
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