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Hunting in Idaho: 3 Things to Know About Hunting Wolves on Private Land

By    |   Friday, 22 May 2015 03:32 PM

In Idaho most animals can only be hunted during certain seasons legally, but when you are hunting wolves on private land, as long as you follow the following rules, you can do so year-round.

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Here are three things to know:

1. Valid Hunting License and Tag Required
In order to legally hunt wolves, or any animals, in Idaho, you need to have a state-issued hunting license and a tag for the animal you are going to kill. In order to obtain a hunting license in Idaho without taking a hunter education course, which can be done online in around six hours plus a field day, you will need to either have to be born before January 1, 1975, or be in the possession of a valid hunting license from a state outside Idaho.

2. Ask Permission
When hunting gray wolves on private land, it is best to either sign up for a guided expedition or gain permission from landowner. According to a survey of rural Idaho landowners reported in the Coeur d'Alene Press, 88 percent of homeowners will allow hunting on their property, even if they've posted signs, if permission is asked. The further in advance you ask the better, and also more respectful.

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3. Look for "No Trespassing" Signs and Cultivation Before Shooting
Because much private land in Idaho is undeveloped and interspersed between publicly held tracks, it is often hard to know what is owned by the government and what is individual property. As such, hunters can shoot wolves on private land that is not cultivated and also not marked with the proper signs. If you see a homestead, or a hay field or an irrigated green space you cannot intrude.

According to the Coeur d'Alene Press, "Proper posting consists of legible 'No Trespassing' signs; trees or posts painted with 100 square inches of high visibility orange paint; or, metal fence posts painted orange for the top 18 inches. One of these markers must be posted every 660 feet (or more often) around the property and at 'reasonable access points.'"

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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