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Ensuring ungulate populations recover in areas negatively impacted by wolves



  • 11 Mar 2015 5:33 AM | Anonymous

    We are excited to announce that at today's Idaho Fish and Game Commission Meeting, a motion was made and passed unanimously to implement the collaboratively proposed Wolf season changes as the recommendation was presented to them by the Department.

    As you'll see below, their recommendation was not exactly as we proposed it but we are excited to be successfully working with the department to create better tools for sportsmen to be able to properly manage our expanding wolf populations! Pictured (highlighted in red) below are the changes the way they will appear in the regulations proclamation.

    Special thank you to Rusty Kramer, President of the Idaho Trappers Association for heading up the collaboration process to bring on board representation of more than 85,000 supporters from various organizations who signed on to support our proposal. I've said this before and I'll say it again-- Its imperative that sportsmen and ranchers unite to create one voice so we are able to make the changes we see a need for. Thank you to all the organizations and leads of those organizations for you support!

    Idaho Trappers Association
    Foundation for Wildlife Management 
    Intermountain Fur harvesters
    Upper Snake River Trappers
    Idaho Houndsmen Association
    Eastern Idaho Houndsmen Association
    Idaho Farm Bureau
    Idaho Wool Growers Association
    Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation
    Idaho Wildlife Federation
    North Idaho Whitetails Forever
    Idaho Deer Alliance
    Western Bear Foundation
    Idaho Cattlemen Association

    Idaho State Bowhunters


    I'd also like to thank Jon Rachael, Jim Hayden, Cory Moseby, and all other IDFG Staff who worked diligently along side us to make these changes possible. We are in the planning stages of additional change proposals for this springs bi-annual season setting cycle, and we are excited to be working with these guys in the future.


    To some, these changes may seem small, but there is much to be celebrated from the fact that not only were we able to bring sportsmen together from several different backgrounds and interests, and get them all to agree on one proposal, but were also able to work with the department to create positive change. I hope now that its been accomplished that those who doubt it possible, will see the value in collaboration as we move forward with next years proposals. 




    Justin Webb

    Executive Director F4WM



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