October 21, 2009 in City

Idaho set to end wolf kill as hunters near quotas

Associated Press
 

BOISE – Wolf hunters in some parts of Idaho are nearing their quotas, prompting state wildlife managers to prepare to shutter the season there once the legal harvest limit has been reached.

Department of Fish and Game officials are allowing for a total of 220 wolves to be killed across the state, but the kills are divided into 12 hunting zones.

In three of the zones – the Upper Snake zone, the Palouse-Hells Canyon zone and the McCall-Weiser zone – kills are approaching the state’s limits.

Montana, which also has a wolf hunt, has already closed gray wolf hunting near Yellowstone National Park after nine of the predators were killed there.

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