PREDATORS -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday expanded the wolf trapping season to include Unit 10A in the Dworshak-Elk City wolf management zone starting Feb. 1.
The season in Unit 10A opens Wednesday and runs through March 31.
Commissioner Fred Trevey, of the Clearwater Region, said the expanded trapping would reduce wolf numbers and help local rural residents, such as in the Elk City area, who have penned livestock or other domestic livestock.
The rest of the Dworshak-Elk City zone (units 14, 15, 16) already is open for wolf trapping through the end of March.
Rural residents, however, don’t need a license or wolf tag to shoot at wolves attacking their livestock. But they must report any wolves they kill to Idaho Fish and Game within 72 hours, and the wolf would remain the property of the state.
Trappers must have a valid trapping license and complete a mandatory wolf trapping course.