Conservation and Trapping Science

Wolf trapping classes offered, so far, interest is normal
Aug 4, 2021 07:23 ET
Idaho Fish and Game officials said so far, since the passage of Senate Bill 1211 encouraging the harvesting of more wolves in the state, there hasn’t been a measurable uptick in hunters seeking wolf trapping licenses.

Gov. Brad Little signed the measure in May that could lead to killing 90% of the state’s 1,500 wolves through expanded trapping and hunting. It took effect July 1. Wildlife advocates last week petitioned U.S. Fish and Wildlife to restore federal protections for wolves throughout the West.

Wolf trapper education classes are being offered in eastern Idaho at three Fish and Game regional office locations at the end of August: The Southeast, Upper Snake and Salmon regions.

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