HUNTING – The numbers resemble the parameters for wild turkey hunts — but it’s the 2012 Idaho Panhandle wolf hunting and trapping proposals that have just been released by Jim Hayden, Idaho Fish and Game Department regional wildlife manager in Coeur d’Alene:
The proposals will be discussed at public meetings starting this weekend to discuss a range of big game hunting proposals, including proposals for elk.
The new proposals would focus more pressure on wolves that are moving in near people on private lands, Hayden said.
The increase in bag limit will remove restrictions of some of the more successful wolf hunters and trappers.
”While relatively few reach the current bag limit regardless, this change will keep our most successful hunters and trappers afield, Hayden said.
Read on for the schedule of public meetings in the Panhandle.
Public meetings are being held this week and next:
(Coffee will be provided free, and breakfast will be available for those who want to purchase it.)
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is slated to make decisions on 2012 big game hunting seasons during their meeting in Boise, March 21-23.