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Rick Worthington Wolf Hunting In Idaho
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: July 28, 2017

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The vast majority of wolves live on the national forests and other public lands of the West—the same lands commonly used for livestock production. With predators and livestock sharing the same land, conflicts can arise.

That's why when Ranchers hear about wolf hunting, they usually don't have to many reasons to protest.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is proposing a rule that would permit hunters to bait and kill wolves throughout the state and is seeking public comments on the possible change.

Mike Keckler with Idaho Fish and Game says comments are being accepted through July 26th:

"What the commission is doing is taking a look at allowing hunters to bait for wolves outside of bear season. Right now the commission does not have the right to do that, and they have heard from some hunters who would like that opportunity. So what they are doing is putting a proposal together, for the public to look at and comment. And we have a link on our website."

--- But he says, it's not a given that the rule will pass.

"All this does is create the athority. The actual rules can't go into effect until the commission sets a season. The earliest the season could be set is next March. But again the commission has to set the rule first, and they have not done that. Right now they just want to hear what the public has to say."

--- If allowed, Idaho would be the only state in the country to permit wolf baiting.

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