Idaho Senate OKs Plan To Kill Wolves

On Wednesday, the Idaho Senate approved legislation allowing the state to hire private contractors to kill up to 90% of the wolves in the state. The bill was approved on a 26-7 vote includes additional changes intended to cut the wolf population from about 1,500 to 150. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game reported […]

Judge: Idaho Fish And Wildlife Can Continue Road Checks

A U.S. District Court judge ruled last week Idaho fish and wildlife officials can continue setting up checkpoint stations to stop all vehicles to enforce hunting and fishing regulations. In his ruling, the judge dismissed Steve Tanner’s lawsuit seeking to ban the roadblocks. Tanner, who wasn’t hunting or fishing, was arrested and cited in late […]

Idaho OK’s $400K To Kill Problem Wolves

Last week, Idaho Governor Brad Little signed legislation sending just under $400,000 to the state Wolf Depredation Control Board to kill problem wolves. The legislation taps money in the state’s general fund to address wolves that prey on livestock or wildlife. The WDCB has agreements with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the […]

Idaho Lawmakers Looking At Allowing Year Round Wolf Hunting

Because of the growing population and the increase in the amount of depredations, lawmakers in Idaho are looking at allowing for wolf hunts year round, rather than the current specific season.  The legislation, Senate Bill 1247, introduced by Twin Falls Republican Bert Brackett would create 11 big game hunting units.  The Washington Ag Network’s Riley […]

Idaho Estimated Wolf Population At 1,000

The director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game says there are an estimated 1,000 wolves in the Gem State.  Ed Schriever told the House Resources and Conservation Committee last week that the estimate is the first wolf population estimate in Idaho since 2015.  Schriever said the wolf population peaked early in the summer […]

Idaho Lawmakers Looking At Allowing Year-Round Wolf Hunting

A southern Idaho lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow for year-round wolf hunting.  The legislation introduced last week by Senator Bert Brackett would create 11 big game hunting units, primarily located south of the Snake River, as “wolf-free zones,” allowing hunters and trappers to take wolves any time of the year.  The bill […]