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JayhawkerJayhawker ModeratorPosts: 17,673 Senior Member
Saw something today about the wolf population in Idaho being out of control and bounties being offered ($1 000 was the amount mentioned) with the trapper keeping the pelt...Califfl have you heard anything similar?
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation along with Idaho F&G have given grants to a group called Foundation for Wildlife Management to fund the bounties. The ads claim $1000 per wolf, but the grants total less than $50K. Not everyone with a wolf carcass will get paid. 

    Non-hunters are complaining loudly, but the wolf numbers are increasing by ~1000 per year. IMO, the wolf numbers could be kept in check if the elk and deer hunters didn't hang up their rifles when the ungulate seasons end.  

    Wolf trapping is a PITA and expensive. There's an eight hour mandatory class. There's a pile of regulations concerning non-target species. In winter, it's nearly impossible without a snowmobile. The hides aren't worth anything. Just not enough hobbyists participating. 
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,848 Senior Member
    Maybe an guide/outfitter/tourist oppertunity for savy businesses???
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,546 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #4
    They need to run the wolf rifle season consecutively with deer and elk season, hunt those gut piles. 
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    They need to run the wolf rifle season consecutively with deer and elk season, hunt those gut piles. 
    The seasons run consecutively. In fact, wolf season is 6 months long on public land and open season if private property. Tags are cheap. Only a small percentage of hunters pursue wolves.  


    https://idfg.idaho.gov/sites/default/files/seasons-rules-big-game-2019-2020-wolf.pdf
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,546 Senior Member
    CaliFFL said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    They need to run the wolf rifle season consecutively with deer and elk season, hunt those gut piles. 
    The seasons run consecutively. In fact, wolf season is 6 months long on public land and open season if private property. Tags are cheap. Only a small percentage of hunters pursue wolves.  


    https://idfg.idaho.gov/sites/default/files/seasons-rules-big-game-2019-2020-wolf.pdf
    Dang, ONE season like that in MN and the deer population would be much happier.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,673 Senior Member
    We had a wolf season in MI a few years back....the hunt produced less than half of the numbers DNR wanted to cull...a lot of folks thought that hunting wolves was like hunting coyote....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    We had a wolf season in MI a few years back....the hunt produced less than half of the numbers DNR wanted to cull...a lot of folks thought that hunting wolves was like hunting coyote....
    I'd say hunting the two canines require similar techniques, but different calls. 


    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


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