Review & Comments On Lolo Wolf Control

Peer reviews and public comments on Idaho Fish and Game’s proposal to reduce the number of gray wolves in the Lolo Elk Management Zone in north-central Idaho are available on the Fish and Game Website.

The proposal and comments are available at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/wildlife/wolves/.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a draft Environmental Assessment of the proposal, which also is available for public review and comment at: http://www.fws.gov/idaho/graywolves/. The deadline for public comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is March 14.

Idaho Fish and Game Idaho Wolf Management Update

Wolves were removed from the endangered species list on May 4, 2009. Idaho Fish and Game has taken over management under 2008 state law, the 2002 wolf management plan and the 2008 Wolf Population Management Plan. Wolves will be managed as big game animals, similar to black bears and mountain lions. Hunting seasons will be set by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission.

The Idaho Wolf Management page can be accessed here. The latest update is the Lolo 10(j) Wolf Reduction Proposal.