Is it illegal to feed foxes in Valley and Adams counties?


Although feeding wildife is not illegal it is discouraged by IDFG.  Wild animals like foxes attracted to homes by well meaning individuals also create concerns for transferring disease and parasites to domestic animals, killing domestic animals such as cats, fowl, and small dogs, contracting disease such as parvovirus and distemper from domestic animals (that are vaccinated but still carriers) and transferring it to their offspring, and otherwise at times becoming a nuisance.   Foxes are also great mousers and help control rodent outbreaks.  If they are fed they will hunt less. 
All in all, feeding foxes or any wildlife is not a good idea.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 9:49 AM MST