Idaho Working on Wolf Hunt Quotas - Montana is Gearing Up
In May wolves were taken off the endangered species list in Idaho and Montana. Once this took place Idaho started selling wolf licenses to residents for $11.50, non-residents $186. Idaho is working on setting rules and quotas for this year's wolf hunt. Two years ago when there was a wolf season, hunters bagged 188, short of the 220 quota.
In some areas of Idaho, state officials are already trying to decrease the number of wolves. They were shooting them from helicopters, killing 5. Dense timber areas was blamed on the low success rate. State officials gave outfitters and guides permission to shoot wolves during the spring bear hunt, but the wolves were not seen. With elk in calving season the wolves appear to have moved out of human dense areas to the woods. From The Republic.