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  • Wolf trapper certification courses offered

    Trappers are reminded that Idaho rules require trappers to successfully complete a Wolf Trapper Certification course before they can purchase wolf trapping tags.

    Courses are offered periodically throughout the year, but few are taught during trapping seasons as the instructors are trappers who are out in the field running their own trap lines.

    The course includes 6.5 hours of instruction including both classroom and field experience followed by a written exam.

    Upcoming courses include:

  • Yellowstone elk

    Big game rules available

    The Idaho big game hunting brochure for 2017 and 2018 seasons is available now.

    View Big Game Rules

    The printed brochure, which contains seasons and rules for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf, is now available at license vendors, Fish and Game offices and online. 

  • Bull elk

    Idaho’s 2017 & 2018 big game season proposals available online

    Idaho Fish and Game's proposed changes for the 2017 & 2018 big game hunting seasons are available online for public review and comment.

    The proposals for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf are listed by region and are available at: https://idfg.idaho.gov/form/big-game-2017. Only those seasons and hunts for which changes are proposed are listed.  All others will remain the same as they were during the 2015 & 2016 hunting seasons.

  • Bull elk

    Fish and Game seeks comments on 2017 and 2018 big game seasons

    Idaho Fish and Game plans several open house meetings around the state during February to collect public comments on the 2017 and 2018 proposed seasons and rules for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, gray wolf and mountain lion.   

    Interested individuals can visit with department personnel concerning the proposed seasons and provide their written comments by attending any of the below meetings.

    Panhandle Region

  • winter feeding elk

    Feed sites off limits to hunting mountain lions and wolves

    With Idaho Fish and Game winter feeding big game in areas of southern Idaho, hunters are reminded that mountain lions and gray wolves may not be hunted or pursued within one-half mile of any active Fish and Game big game feeding site.  In addition, wolves cannot be trapped within the same distance. 

  • Big Game Seasons and Rules 2015 - 2016
  • Big Game Season Public Input Meeting

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is starting to collect public input to develop big game hunting season proposals for 2017 and 2018.  Big game seasons are now set for a two year period, so the hunting seasons being developed will be for the next two years.

     The first public meeting is scheduled in Sandpoint on Thursday, December 8.  The meeting will be held at the Ponderay Event Center, located at 401 Bonner Mall Way. The meeting will run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

  • Seats still available in Nampa-area wolf trapping certification courses

    Trappers are reminded that Idaho rules require trappers to successfully complete a Wolf Trapper Certification course before they can purchase wolf trapping tags.

    The last two courses scheduled in the Nampa-area for this season will be held Saturday, November 12 and Saturday, December 3. Both courses will be run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and be held at Fish and Game’s Southwest Regional office at 3101 South Powerline Road.     

  • Seats available in wolf trapping certification courses in McCall and Nampa

    Trappers interested in learning more about the specifics of trapping wolves are reminded that Idaho rules require trappers to successfully complete a Wolf Trapper Certification course before they can purchase wolf trapping tags.

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will sponsor three certification courses the next two months. 

  • Wolf Trapping Course

    The Southwest Regional Office in Nampa is holding a wolf trapping course December 3rd from 9:00 – 4:00.  This class is required to trap wolves.  The class covers wolf management, wolf trapping regulations and ethics, wolf habits and behavior; making, rigging and setting traps and snares, proper care for a wolf, and reporting requirements.  The cost is $8.00 per student, plus a $1.75 convenience fee if registering online.  More information and class registration available at: https://idfg.idaho.gov/education/wolf-trappe

Gray Wolf

Canis lupus

IDAPA Classification: Big Game
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