Modifying the gear requirements on snares (diverters, stops, breakaway devices) for trapping wolves.


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Status of Rulemaking

Currently, when pursuing wolves with snares, trappers are required to equip snares with diverters and have either a breakaway device or a stop that minimizes loop size within the snare loop.  These components are incorporated into the snare design with the intent to minimize non-target captures.

Constituents have brought forth concerns that diverters may reduce the snares effectiveness to capture the target species (wolves), and concerns they are ineffective at reducing the capture of non-target species.

Therefore, the Department is seeking input on the modification of the combination of gear requirements (diverters, break-away devices, and minimum loop stops) to balance effective capture of target species while minimizing non-target animal capture.

Scheduled meeting
Meeting Location and Time
Location: Idaho Department of Fish and Game-Headquarters, 600 South Walnut, Boise Idaho
Date: July 22nd, 2019
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm Mountain Daylight Time (1pm to 3pm Pacific Daylight Time).
Notice of Intent Filing
Notice of Intent Posted: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Written Public Comments: 
Comment Period: 
6/5/2019 to 6/26/2019
Primary Contact: 

Cory Mosby
Idaho Fish and Game
600 S. Walnut
Boise, Idaho 83712
(208) 334-2920

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