Skip to main content

Idaho Fish & Game Release Wolf Hunting Proposals

Idaho Fish & Game Release Wolf Hunting Proposals

Idaho Fish & Game has released their wolf hunting proposals for the upcoming year and would like public input before setting final wolf hunting and trapping seasons in late July.

For hunters, proposals include:

  • Standard hunting season dates statewide: Aug 30 - Mar 31, except for Aug 30 - Dec 31 in Island Park and Beaverhead wolf management zones.

  • Hunters may buy 2 tags per calendar year.

  • Bag limit: No person may take more than one wolf per legal tag in his or her possession.
  • Wolf seasons are Any-Weapon seasons.
  • Electronic calls may be used statewide.
  • Wolves may be taken incidentally during fall bear baiting.

  • Reduced-price nonresident wolf tags ($31.75) in Lolo, Selway, and Middle Fork Wolf zones, consistent w/ nonresident bear and lion tag prices.
  • Hunters must report killing a wolf within 72 hours. Hunters must present skull and hide to IDFG office within 10 days.
  • The wolf season closes when the harvest limit for that zone is reached or the season closing date, whichever comes first.

Trapping Proposals Include:

  • Trapping season dates: Dec 1 - Feb 15.
  • Trappers may buy up to 3 tags with trapping license for use in those zones with an open trapping season in addition to 2 tags purchased for hunting; un-used tags from hunting season (up to 2) may also be used to tag trapped wolves.
  • Bag limit: No person may take more than one wolf per legal tag in his or her possession.
  • Methods of take: Both snares and foothold traps w/ jaw spread not to exceed 9 inches are legal during wolf trapping season.
  • Tags purchased for trapping may be used to take wolves through hunting where and when the wolf trapping season is open.
  • Baiting regulations for trapping wolves are consistent with regulations for furbearers.
  • Mandatory trapping education class required before purchasing tags for wolf trapping.
  • 72 hour trap check requirement, same as for furbearer trapping.
  • Reduced price nonresident wolf tags ($31.75) in Lolo, Selway, and Middle Fork Wolf zones, consist w/ bear and lion tag prices.
  • Mandatory report within 72 hours of kill; mandatory check within 10 days.

Please visit the Idaho Fish & Game website for a full recap of the wolf hunting proposals. Want to provide your input? Make sure to fill out the short survey!

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Is That a Grizzly Bear?

Is That a Grizzly Bear?

Kevin Steele and Jason Morton are above the Arctic Circle pursuing grizzly bears in Alaska and put a stalk on what they believe is a good one.

.500 S&W vs. the King of the Beasts

.500 S&W vs. the King of the Beasts

Smith & Wesson's Tony Miele and host Kevin Steele track an African lion across the Kalahari for the ultimate handgun showdown with the King of the Beasts.

Camp Chef at SHOT Show: Elk Venison Slider Burgers Recipe

Camp Chef at SHOT Show: Elk Venison Slider Burgers Recipe

Have a freezer full of ground elk venison from your fall hunting trips? Never fear, the folks at Camp Chef have a great SHOT Show recipe that is lean and mean, easy to prepare, and a crowd-pleasing favorite!

B&C Typical Mule Deer

B&C Typical Mule Deer

Doug Burris Jr's typical mule deer taken in 1969, could just be one record that will never be broken.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

We're deciphering new deer data for rut success.Daylight Deer Movement During the Rut Whitetail

Daylight Deer Movement During the Rut

Jeff Johnston

We're deciphering new deer data for rut success.

The new Moultrie X-6000 series cellular trail camera and the Moultrie Mobile app are redefining remote and low-impact scouting. Here's why and how one or a network of them can help you.Is a Cellular Trail Camera Right for You? Accessories

Is a Cellular Trail Camera Right for You?

Josh Honeycutt - September 15, 2020

The new Moultrie X-6000 series cellular trail camera and the Moultrie Mobile app are...

Salty capers add a burst of flavor to the sauce, which pairs beautifully with the grilled venison loin in this recipe.Grilled Venison Loin with Caper-Mustard Sauce Recipe Recipes

Grilled Venison Loin with Caper-Mustard Sauce Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Salty capers add a burst of flavor to the sauce, which pairs beautifully with the grilled...

Since the first explorers and pilgrims landed, the inhabitants of this glorious country have been7 Favorite Truck Guns Shooting

7 Favorite Truck Guns

Joseph von Benedikt - May 11, 2015

Since the first explorers and pilgrims landed, the inhabitants of this glorious country have...

See More Trending Articles

More News

2018's number-­one watched new cable series is back for Season 2. Second Season of 'Yellowstone' with Cole Hauser News

Second Season of 'Yellowstone' with Cole Hauser

Mike Schoby - June 19, 2019

2018's number-­one watched new cable series is back for Season 2.

Stay up to date with state hunting season changes, travel restrictions, and more. COVID-19 Tracker: By State Updates on Seasons, Public Access News

COVID-19 Tracker: By State Updates on Seasons, Public Access

Jace Bauserman & OSG Staff - May 13, 2020

Stay up to date with state hunting season changes, travel restrictions, and more.

We give hunters an edge on hunting public land close to home.Public Land Hunter Magazine Now on Sale

Public Land Hunter Magazine Now on Sale

Game & Fish Staff - July 21, 2020

We give hunters an edge on hunting public land close to home.

Hunters should't let the pandemic scare them away from license draws.Will COVID-19 Pandemic Kill Hunting Tag Applications? News

Will COVID-19 Pandemic Kill Hunting Tag Applications?

Joe Arterburn - March 27, 2020

Hunters should't let the pandemic scare them away from license draws.

See More News

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save.

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Petersen's Hunting App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Petersen's Hunting subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now