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Doc E
04-01-2010, 08:27 AM
Idaho's first wolf hunting season wraps up
by KTVB

Posted on March 31, 2010 at 4:25 PM

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BOISE - Idaho's first regulated wolf season closed today, and Idaho Fish and Game says it was a success.

Despite a lot of contreversy over the hunt and threats to some hunters, organizers say the hunt accomplished what it was supposed to - keeping the wolf population at a safe level.

"But we still have conerns regarding degradation of livestock. This last year, it again climbed about 15 percent. So we're just trying to look at the different situations, the different area, try to get the balance, and that's what professional management is about." said Cal Groen, Idaho Fish and Game

Changes are likely for the next round of hunting. Some of those changes would be to reduce the cost of a tag, and possibly allow a hunter to take two wolves per tag.

Idaho fish and Game sold 31,393 wolf hunting tags for this hunting season while hunters took 185 wolves. That's below the limit of 220 set by Fish and Game.



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BonMallari
04-01-2010, 08:40 AM
by taking out those 185 wolves they saved at least triple that amount in lost elk or deer. I hope they double that amount next year

ducknwork
04-01-2010, 10:45 AM
That's cool. I would love to shoot a wolf. Imagine a standing/growling full body mount right next to your door. Of course, you would have to install a security camera so that you could capture all the 'Oh sh1t' expressions when visitors come.:D