Press Release

F&G Commission moves forward with grizzly bear hunt, delays decision on extending wolf hunting and trapping seasons

One grizzly bear could allowed for harvest in Idaho.

At its March 22 meeting in Boise, the Fish and Game Commission instructed staff to draft a proposal for a fall grizzly bear hunt in which one male bear could he harvested.

Fish and Game biologists are scheduled to present the commission with proposed hunting season options for Commission action at the Commission’s May 10 meeting in McCall.  

Under an agreement with Wyoming and Montana, the three states meet to annually review the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population status, the population-based mortality threshold and estimated bear mortality. The states then decide if there are bears available for hunting harvest.

Commissioners also deferred a proposal to extend hunting and trapping seasons for wolves in some portions of the state. Commissioners are expected to revisit the proposals later this year.

Grizzly bear in Yellowstone Park
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Grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park