New bill could make wolf hunting year-round in Idaho
A new bill proposed in Idaho would allow wolves to be hunted year-round in “wolf-free” zones according to Big Country News. The bill was introduced last week.
Sen. Bert Brackett (R) said the bill would manage a growing wolf population and assist in efforts to reduce depredation.
The “wolf-free” zones would be created in 11 existing big game management units. Few wolves live in those zones, and the bill would help keep them out.
Wolf hunting is currently allowed most of the year in Idaho.
Under the bill, state officials would review wolf management policies if the population were to fall below 20 packs or 200 wolves.