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June 27, 2013

Wolf season opens on Panhandle private lands

   The 2013-2014 wolf hunting season opens July 1 on private land only in the Panhandle Zone. The wolf hunting season opens throughout the rest of the state on Aug. 30.

   The wolf trapping season opens Nov. 15 in eight wolf zones and Feb. 1, 2014 in one additional zone. Wolf hunters may use five tags, with no overall harvest limit.

   New wolf hunting and trapping seasons and rules are posted on the Fish and Game website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/docs/rules/bgWolf.pdf, and they are available on pages 78 through 82 in the 2013-2014 Big Game Seasons and Rules brochure.

   Wolf tags are available for $11.50 for Idaho residents and $31.75 for nonresidents. Wolf hunting tags are valid for a calendar year; trapping tags are valid July 1 through June 30.

   The 2012-2013 wolf hunting season closes June 30. As of June 24, hunters had taken 200 wolves, and trappers 120, for a total of 320 wolves.