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Idaho wolf hunt set to start Tuesday

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-wolf-hunt-set-to-start-tuesday” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-wolf-hunt-set-to-start-tuesday” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”26″] Idaho’s second wolf-hunting season is set to begin on Tuesday, and more than 6,000 Idaho hunters have purchased tags and are ready to go on the prowl.

The Department of Fish and Game reported Thursday that 6,153 resident wolf tags had been sold, in addition to 381 nonresident tags. As of Aug. 3, only 4,000 tags had been sold. Hunters can purchase two tags per calendar year, essentially doubling the bag limit over the first season in 2009-10.

Hunters could theoretically boost their bag limit to four by purchasing two tags in late 2011 and two in early 2012, but then would be prohibited from purchasing tags in the early part of a potential 2012-13 hunting season, department spokesman Niels Nokkentved said.

Much of the state has an open season on wolves, with the exception of some game zones along the Idaho-Montana border that have quotas designed to ensure that wolves can travel and interbreed across state lines…

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