Idaho considers allowing baiting of wolves
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
July 7, 2017
The Idaho Department of Fish & Game is considering a proposal to allow the use of bait for hunting wolves in that state. According to the agency, "Currently gray wolf may be taken incidentally to permitted black bear baits, where hunting seasons are open for both black bear and wolf, but big game rules do not allow use of bait specific to hunting wolf. The Commission allows or prohibits use of bait for black bear on a game management unit basis in big game season proclamations. There may be management circumstances for which the Commission may want to allow use of bait for hunting wolf at times and places where bait use is not allowed or seasons are not open for black bear, such as winter hibernation time, or to otherwise adjust use of bait specific to hunting gray wolf."
The agency is accepting public comment on the proposal through July 26. For more information, see the link below.