I am planing to own a pure bred wolf, though in law, I must obtain a license to merely own one. Therefore, what must I do to get this license?
Pet/Domestic wolves are usually not pure wolf. They may be close in heritage to thier wild cousins but usually show some sign of domestic dog.
The permit is to allow personnel to identify domestic wolves from wild wolves, if they show all primary wolf characteristics and no domestic dog characteristics.
The permit is issued by Fish and Game through the regional offices.
Contact your nearest regional office for a wolf permit application and to schedule a visit by fish and game personnel to take photos and evaluate the animal for primary wolf characteristics.
Primary wolf characteristics are found in IDAPA 13.01.10.600
a. Eyes shine greenish orange
b. Ears rounded and smaller in proportion to those of the coyote
c. Snout is broad with nose pad wider than one (1) inch
d. Legs are long, an adult would stand at approximately twenty-six (26) to thirty-two (32) inches at the shoulder
e. Length is four and one-half (4.5) to six (6) feet from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail
f. An adult weighs at least eighty (80) pounds
h. Fur is long and coarse, varies from white to black but is generally grayish in coloration resembling the coyote. The underparts are not as white and the legs and feet are not as red as those of the coyote.