Wolf Hunting News

Idaho Wolf Seasons Closed in Most Zones

Wolf trapping seasons closed March 31 in all wolf management zones, and hunting seasons have closed in all but the Lolo and Selway zones where hunting seasons remain open through June 30.

As of April 2, hunters had killed 252 wolves, and trappers 123, for a total of 375 wolves. Fish and Game sold about 43,300 wolf tags for the 2011-2012 season.

Oregon Wenaha Wolf Collared Today

ODFW collared a 96-pound male wolf from the Wenaha pack today in northwestern Wallowa County. The wolf was released in good condition.

Wyoming Wolf Regulations Meetings to be Broadcast Via the Internet

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is partnering with the Wyoming Distance Learning Center to broadcast, via the internet, 3 public wolf regulation meetings in April. The meetings are designed to provide information and gather public comments on the department's draft revised wolf management and wolf hunting regulations, which are currently open for public comment.

Idaho F&G Commission Sets 2012 Big Game Seasons

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission during a meeting Thursday, March 22, set big game seasons for 2012.

The commissioners adopted Fish and Game staff recommendations for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, gray wolf and mountain lion hunts, and added a few changes of their own.

Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Congressional Wolf Delisting

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the constitutionality of Congress’ removal of wolves from the federal endangered species list.
 
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation applauded the decision.
 
Attorneys representing RMEF and other conservation groups had presented oral arguments supporting the Congressional action, wolf delisting and science-based, state-regulated management and control of wolf populations.
 

Mule Deer Foundation Applauds Gov. Mead for Wyoming Wolf Plan

The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) came out in strong support today of Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature for decisive action Monday regarding Senate File 41, which will allow for state management of the gray wolf population in Wyoming.

Utah Capture Crew Finds Tracks, No Animals

Three partially eaten carcasses spotted from the air

After an exhaustive search on the morning of March 9, a wildlife capture crew under contract with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spotted tracks from a helicopter but didn't find any wolves or wolf-dog hybrids.

The capture crew spent the morning following five sets of tracks. But because snow conditions on the ground were sporadic, they weren't able to locate the animals.

Possible Wolf Sightings in Utah

For the past year and a half, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has been investigating reports that wolves might be in a remote area east of Springville in north-central Utah.

On March 4, while flying over the area in a helicopter, personnel with the USDA-Wildlife Services found the best evidence yet.

The personnel were performing coyote control in the area when they spotted what appeared to be four wolves or wolf-dog hybrids.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department Revises Gray Wolf Management Plan, Accepting Comments

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has drafted an addendum to the approved Wyoming Gray Wolf Management Plan.

Bear, Lion and Wolf Seminars Teach Large Predator Safety in Wyoming

Would you know what to do if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking, if a black bear entered your camp looking for food, or if you were surprised by a mountain lion in your back yard?

If you're not sure how to react in these situations, plan to attend one of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's "Staying Safe in Bear, Lion, and Wolf Country" seminars.