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Idaho publishes their latest wolf management progress report

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-publishes-their-latest-wolf-management-progress-report” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-publishes-their-latest-wolf-management-progress-report” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”19″] The report suggests that preliminary 2009 totals for wolves will be similar to the numbers of 2008, it also offers an update on the wolf hunt and planned research.

According to the report’s opening paragraph:

Wolves are being managed as a big game animal in Idaho. They are protected by state laws approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Idaho Legislature, and the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. The commission set a statewide harvest limit of 220 wolves for the 2009-2010 hunting season. Nez Perce Tribe members may take up to 35 additional wolves within the Nez Perce Tribal Treaty Area.

And under a category called Monitoring:

Fish and Game’s 2008 annual report on Wolf Conservation and Management in Idaho is available on our website at:

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/wildlife/wolves/manage/

The year-end population estimate for 2008 was a minimum of 846 wolves, 88 packs, with 39 documented breeding pairs. The 2009 annual report is being prepared and will be available in March. Preliminary year-end minimum estimates for 2009 are very close to year-end figures for 2008.

However they also say that the final numbers won’t be available until March.

Read the entire report: Idaho Wolf Management Progress Report – January 2010 (PDF)

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