Consider allowing bait for hunting gray wolf during specific seasons


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Develop rules to allow use of bait to hunt wolves in game management units and seasons to be set by Commission proclamation


Notice: Rulemaking for this proposal was discontinued at July Commission meeting.

The purpose of this rulemaking is to consider changes to the allowed use of bait for hunting gray wolf. Currently gray wolf may be taken incidentally to permitted black bear baits, where hunting seasons are open for both black bear and wolf, but big game rules do not allow use of bait specific to hunting wolf. The Commission allows or prohibits use of bait for black bear on a game management unit basis in big game season proclamations. There may be management circumstances for which the Commission may want to allow use of bait for hunting wolf at times and places where bait use is not allowed or seasons are not open for black bear, such as winter hibernation time, or to otherwise adjust use of bait specific to hunting gray wolf. The rulemaking may consider the elements defined in IDAPA for use of bait for hunting black bear, such as timing, placement, type of bait, and marking of site location, as well as other elements.

Documents and References
Last Updated: 
Monday, June 5, 2017
Comment Period: 
7/5/2017 to 7/26/2017
Primary Contact: 

Jon Rachael
State Game Manager
Idaho Fish and Game
600 S. Walnut
PO Box 25
Boise, Idaho 83707
(208) 334-2920
Fax (208) 334-2114

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