Wolves in the Crosshairs: Idaho Hunt Again Under Way


The 2012-2013 wolf hunting season opens throughout Idaho today.

The season runs through March 31, except in the Beaverhead and Island Park zones, which close Jan. 31, 2013, and in the Lolo and Selway zones, which close June 30, 2013.

In Idaho's Panhandle, Palouse-Hells Canyon, Lolo, Dworshak-Elk City, Selway and Middle Fork zones, wolf hunters may use up to five tags, but hunters may use only two tags in the rest of the state.

Harvest limits have been set in five zones: 40 in the Salmon Zone, 60 in the Sawtooth Zone, 40 in the Southern Mountains, 10 in the Beaverhead Zone and 30 in the Island Park Zone. There is no harvest limit in Idaho's other zones.

The 2012-2013 wolf trapping season opens Nov. 15 in six wolf zones.