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Another Wolf Hunt has Closed in central Idaho

The wolf season has closed as of Monday, March 15, in the Salmon wolf management zone, where the harvest limit of 16 wolves has been reached.

The closure affects big game management units 21, 21A, 28 and 36B.

Six other zones already have closed. The wolf season closed February 1 in the Middle Fork zone, January 2 in the Southern Mountains zone, December 18 in the Palouse-Hells Canyon zone, on November 17 in the Dworshak-Elk City zone, on November 9 in the McCall-Weiser zone, and on November 2 in the Upper Snake zone.

Elsewhere in the state wolf seasons remain open.

Wolf hunters are reminded to check the harvest limit in the wolf hunting zones they intend to hunt. Idaho Department of Fish and Game set wolf harvest limits by 12 zones. The season closes in each zone when the limit for that zone is reached, when the statewide limit of 220 wolves is reached, or on March 31, whichever comes first.

As of Monday, March 15, the statewide hunter harvest was at 176 wolves.

To find out whether a zone is open, call 877-872-3190. The Fish and Game wolf harvest Web page is updated less frequently, but provides a zone map and other useful information: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/wolf/quota.cfm.

Wolf hunters are required by state law to report within 24 hours of harvesting a wolf and then must present the hide and skull to a Fish and Game conservation officer or regional office within five days.

To report a wolf kill, call 877-872-3190 toll free.