Idaho has decided in effect to always have at least one place in the state open to wolf hunting on a rotating basis.
This is in addition to the general wolf hunt that goes for about half a year. Wolf hunting began July 1 this year on private land in northern Idaho. The general wolf hunt will begin Aug. 30 and go until March 31. However, some units will remain open until June 30. Then on July 1, 2013 private land in northern Idaho will again open.
Under the new rules, there is no limit on how many wolves can be killed in total except in five wolf hunting units. For example, the Island Park wolf hunting unit adjacent to Yellowstone Park will have a limit (quota) of 30 wolves. Previous wolf counts, however, make it doubtful that 30 wolves live there unless they can catch some Yellowstone Park wolves temporarily out of the Park.
In most parts of the state, wolf hunters can buy up to five wolf tags a per season. Wolf trappers will also be able to buy 5 wolf trapping tags in a season, though not all of the state will be open to wolf trapping. Some units allow only 2 wolf tags a season for hunting and trapping. The wolf trapping season generally begins Nov. 15