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Idaho Rejects Wolf Baiting, At Least For Now…


Use of bait for hunting wolves has been rejected by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission in a 7-0 vote.

Commissioners noted, however, that using bait to hunt wolves for trophy (a practice which isn’t allowed in any other states) could be revisited in the future.

Since protections were lifted for wolves in Idaho 2011, the state has made clear its intentions to “manage” wolves with a heavy hand. Not only does the Gem State sanction robust trophy wolf hunting/trapping seasons, it also established a state “Wolf Depredation Control Board” on which Idaho budgets $400,000 annually to exterminate wolves, often by aerial gunning, and even in wilderness areas.