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Tue., Jan. 31, 2012, 8:05 a.m.

Idaho’s latest toll on wolves

PREDATORS -- As January ends, Idaho’s first wolf trapping season has harvested 60 wolves statewide in the TRAPPING season that opened Nov. 15.

That compares with 204 wolves taken by sportsmen in the HUNTING season that opened Aug. 30.

Idaho's total wolf kill by hunters AND trappers since Aug. 30 is 264 wolves. The hunting and trapping seasons will continue to March 31 or until management unit quotas are reached.

In 2011, Idaho sold 32,273 wolf hunting tags.  Idaho requires sportsmen to purchase new hunting and fishing licenses each year on Jan. 1. 

So far, 7,057 wolf tags have been sold for wolf hunting in 2012.

The Idaho Fish and Game Department has sold 416 wolf trapping tags for the 2011-2012 trapping season.




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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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