Idaho Wolf Management update
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
November 15, 2011
One hundred wolves were harvested by hunters through the end of October. Hunters killed three wolves in August during the first two days of the season, 30 wolves during September, and 68 wolves in October. In comparison, hunters had killed 84 wolves by October 31 during our first season in 2009, including 67 during October. Just under 30,000 wolf hunting tags for 2011 had been sold as of close of business on November 7. Additionally, 71 wolf trapping tags have been purchased for the season that opens November 15. Hunters purchased 26,428 wolf tags in 2009.
From January 1 – October 31, 2011, Idaho USDA Wildlife Services personnel confirmed wolves killed or injured 68 cattle, 83 sheep, and 6 dogs.