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.