May 27, 2008
Discussion Topic: Idaho Approves Wolf Hunt
By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love
From the Idaho Mountain Express and Guide:
"It's time to take a collective sigh," [Idaho Fish and Game director Cal] Groen said. "This is history."
[On] Thursday, Fish and Game commissioners set the statewide season for wolf hunting this fall . . . . [H]unters will be able to pursue wolves from Sept. 15 to Dec. 31. From Sept. 15 until Oct.1, only Idaho's backcountry areas in the Frank Church-River of No Return and Selway Bitterroot wilderness areas will be open to wolf hunting. Hunters will be able to use any weapon during that time.
From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, all of Idaho will be open to wolf hunting and hunters will be able to use any weapon. . . .
[O]nce the statewide [mortality] quota is reached, all hunting will cease. Similarly, once pre-set quotas in individual wolf hunting zones is reached, hunting in those zones will stop.