Wolf Hunting Season Extended in Parts of Idaho
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Wolf-hunting season will be open 365 days a year on private property in northern Idaho’s Clearwater Region. The Lewiston Tribune reports that the Fish and Game Commission made the rule change in the last week as part of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s 2014 Big Game Hunting Rules Package. The commission also moved up the opening of wolf-trapping season in the Lolo and Selway zones. The commission in 2012 approved year-round wolf hunting on private land in the Panhandle Region. Adding the Clearwater Region means wolf hunting on most private land from the Canadian border to the Salmon River is legal in Idaho. The season for hunting wolves on public land varies, but it typically runs from late August to March or June. The start of wolf-trapping season also changed, moving from Nov. 15 to Oct. 10 in various Idaho hunting units. Another change is that wolf trappers will be able to use road-kill and other salvaged wildlife as bait for wolf traps.