The state of Idaho has long been a hostile environment for gray wolves. Since losing Endangered Species Act protections through congressional interference in 2011, wolves in this state have faced increasingly gruesome threats.
Just a few weeks ago, the state changed its rules to permit a single individual to kill up to 30 gray wolves annually. Now, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is considering a series of measures that will make their state even more inhospitable to wolves.
IDFG is proposing to:
1: Lengthen the legal wolf hunting season from 7 months to 11-months in much of the state;
2: Permit year-round wolf hunting on public and private land in southwest and south-central Idaho;
3: Allow deadly and inhumane snares in some areas, and;
4: Create 173 days of new wolf trapping opportunities on public land.