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Wolf hunting opens Thursday in Idaho; pro-wolf rally in CdA

A dog posed by a snare. (Courtesy)
A dog posed by a snare. (Courtesy)

PREDATORS -- Idaho's 2012-2013 wolf hunting season opens statewide on Thursday (Aug. 30).

A season has been open since July 1 on private land in the Panhandle Zone, but no wolves have been reported harvested to date.

Wolf advocates are countering the Thursday wolf season opener with a rally "honoring the 379 wolves killed in Idaho, during the 2011-2012 wolf hunt." The event is set for 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fort Sherman/Coeur d’Alene City Park.

Live music, guest speakers, refreshments are planned as well as a trap-release workshop put on by Footloose Montana. The session is aimed at educating citizens on how to identify traps/snares, and if necessary, how to release a pet that is caught in a trap or snare.

 

The 2012-2013 wolf trapping season opens Nov.15 in six wolf zones.

Wolf hunting and trapping seasons and rules are posted on the Idaho Fish and Game website.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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