Wolf Hunt Closed in Eastern Idaho Zone

IdahoFish-Game

The wolf season has closed as of Monday, November 2, in the Upper Snake wolf zone in eastern Idaho, where the limit of five wolves has been reached.

The zone borders Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park where wolves are still protected under the Endangered Species Act. The closure affects only big game management units 60, 60A, 61, 62, 62A, 64, 65 and 67. Elsewhere in the state the wolf seasons remain open, including the portions of the Southern Mountains and the South Idaho wolf zones that fall within the Upper Snake Region.

Wolf seasons remain open in Upper Snake Region big game management units 50, 51, 58, 59, 59A, and in units 63, 63A, 66 and 69.

Wolf hunters are reminded to check the harvest limit in the wolf hunting zones they intend to hunt. Idaho Department of Fish and Game set wolf harvest limits by 12 zones. The season closes in each zone when the limit for that zone is reached, or when the statewide limit of 220 wolves is reached.

Two other zones also are approaching the limits as of November 2.

In the McCall-Weiser Zone, with a limit of 15 wolves, 14 wolves have been taken, leaving one.

In the Palouse-Hells Canyon Zone, with a limit of five, two have been taken, leaving three.

The statewide harvest as of November 2 is 86 wolves.

Some other zones are not yet approaching the limits. In the Lolo zone, with a limit of 27, hunters have taken five wolves; in the Salmon zone, with a limit of 16, hunters have taken two; and in the Panhandle zone, with a limit of 30, they have taken eight.

To find out whether a zone is open, call 877-872-3190. The Fish and Game wolf harvest Web page is updated less frequently, but provides a zone map and other useful information: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/wolf/quota.cfm.

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