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Idaho adopts wolf hunting season for 2008

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on May 22, 2008 at 2:22 pm with No Comments »
May 22, 2008 2:22 pm

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission this afternoon adopted the first regulated hunting season on gray wolves in that state’s history

The commission, during its May meeting, set a wolf population goal of 518 wolves, and adopted hunting seasons, limits and rules for the 2008 hunting season, according to a press release.

The season would open Sept. 15 in the backcountry and on Oct. 1 in all remaining areas, and it owuld run through Dec. 31. The commission would review results in November to consider extending the season if limits are not being met, the release said.

A hunter can kill one wolf with a valid 2008 hunting license and wolf tag, the release said.

Idaho Fish and Game officials expect to release season and rules brochures to the public in July.

I checked with an IFG official and he said out-of-state hunters would be able to take part in the hunt, but he said the process for selling tags has not been set up yet.

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