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Wolf hunting season set to open on Idaho Panhandle

This Sept. 1, 2009 file photo provided by Robert Millage shows his rifle with a wolf he shot on the first day of wolf hunting season along the Lochsa River in Northern Idaho. A temporary court order in Oregon has barred wildlife authorities from killing wolves that attack livestock for the past year. While Oregon has seen wolf attacks on livestock remain static while wolf numbers has risen to 46, Idaho last year saw the numbers of livestock attacks rise dramatically as hunters and wildlife agents killed 422 wolves. Wolf advocates hope tha ccidental experiment will lead other states to reconsider lethal controls as wolves spread through the West. (Robert Millage)
This Sept. 1, 2009 file photo provided by Robert Millage shows his rifle with a wolf he shot on the first day of wolf hunting season along the Lochsa River in Northern Idaho. A temporary court order in Oregon has barred wildlife authorities from killing wolves that attack livestock for the past year. While Oregon has seen wolf attacks on livestock remain static while wolf numbers has risen to 46, Idaho last year saw the numbers of livestock attacks rise dramatically as hunters and wildlife agents killed 422 wolves. Wolf advocates hope tha ccidental experiment will lead other states to reconsider lethal controls as wolves spread through the West. (Robert Millage)

HUNTING — Idaho's 2013-2014 wolf hunting seasons begin July 1 in the Panhandle Zone, but only on private land.

Actually, wolf hunting season is open year-round on private lands in the Panhandle, but seasons in the rest of the state take a hiatus during summer.

The wolf hunting seasons that are still open throughout the rest of the state close on June 30 and reopen on Aug. 30.

See details and exceptins in the new wolf hunting and trapping seasons and rules posted on the Fish and Game website.

The wolf trapping season opens Nov. 15 in eight wolf zones and Feb. 1 in one additional zone.

Wolf hunters may use five tags, with no overall harvest limit.

Wolf tags are available for $11.50 for Idaho residents and $31.75 for nonresidents. Wolf hunting tags are valid for a calendar year; trapping tags are valid July 1 through June 30.

The 2012-2013 wolf hunting season closes June 30. As of June 24, hunters had taken 200 wolves, and trappers 120, for a total of 320 wolves. 




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