In 2009 when Idaho offered wolf tags they sold more than 30,000 tags. It could have been the novelty of the wolf hunt that spurred the high numbers. Now after having wolf tags on the market for two months they have only sold 3,100, which is less than what sold the first day tags were offered in 2009. Hunters now know that wolf hunting is hard work too.
A key to the low sales may be that the hunt details have not been finalized, the quotas have not been set nor has the season, what hunter is going to buy a tag with all these unknowns. The costs should not be a deterrent where a resident can get a tag for $11.50 and a non-resident $186. Fish and game officials hope to have all the information for the wolf season by the end of this week. From MagicValley.com .