Idaho's Fish and Game Commission formally approved new guidelines today to once again allow wolf hunts in the Gem State. Thirteen management zones will begin wolf hunting seasons on Aug. 30, with most zones continuing hunts through March 31. Hunting will have no quotas in about three-quarters of the regions.
It's believed that Idaho currently has about 1,000 wolves. Gray wolves could be reconsidered for federal endangered species protection if their numbers fall below 150 individuals or 15 breeding pairs.