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Keeping dogs out of wolf traps on Idaho agenda

Gabrielle Duebendorfer, who lives near Sandpoint, poses with her Australian shepherds. Molly, left, was caught around the neck in a snare set by a wolf trapper in February. Duebendorfer was able to cut the cable as the dog choked.
Gabrielle Duebendorfer, who lives near Sandpoint, poses with her Australian shepherds. Molly, left, was caught around the neck in a snare set by a wolf trapper in February. Duebendorfer was able to cut the cable as the dog choked.

WILDLIFE — A report on how to keep domestic dogs from being caught in traps set for wolves will be presented among other agenda items during the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meeting Wednesday and Thursday, July 9 -10, at the Salmon Region Office, 99 Highway 93 North in Salmon.

A public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. Members of the public who want to address the Commission on any topic having to do with Fish and Game business may do so at the public hearing.

On Thursday July 10, the meeting will begin at 8 a.m.  Agenda items include season setting for mourning dove, sandhill crane and fall Chinook salmon. The Commission will hear from staff regarding the recommendations from the Regional Working Groups on:

  • Reducing conflicts between trapping and domestic dogs;
  • Possible discounting of nonresident deer and elk tags;
  • Nonresident deer and elk tag outfitter set-aside tags;
  • Acquisition of land for a potential Wildlife Management Area;
  • Release of bighorn sheep tags for auction and lottery;
  • A wolverine management plan.

The meeting will include updates on the FY 2016 preliminary budget, legislative proposals, and status reports concerning Migratory game birds and Sage-grouse.

A complete agenda will be available by today on Fish and Game’s website.




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