A lot more generous than Montana. They won't be able to do that forever, but 10 month season, that includes trapping, and no quotas, except for the units that border YNP ought to be able knock the population back quite a bit.
Hopefully it will put a dent in them. I am a member on a hunting forum in the northeast also, and one of the guys on there is going on his first elk hunt in Idaho this year. Another guy told him he had lived in that area, and always got elk. Then the wolves moved in, and they said the elk became very sparse there.
I take most of that stuff with a grain of salt, but some people obviously will be happy about this news.
I doubt it would be worth going up there just to chase wolves but it would be great to get one. Looks like thier pretty serious about killing as many as they can get away with. It will be intersting to see how easy or difficult it will be to get them under control. We can kill all the coyotes we want year round and it never seems to male any difference at all.
Good to see they are getting it all worked out and getting some seasons started. I do not think it would be worth my time to go up there for a wolf season, even though I would like too. It did not say but will the season go along with any big game seasons. I think it would be worth my time to go up there and hunt deer or elk and have a wolf tag in pocket just in case. Would make for a real nice trip to bag a nice muley and maybe a wolf....definetly worth the drive and money then.
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...