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Idaho Officials Said Hunters Cannot Use Bait to Target Wolves

posted Sep 4, 2017, 10:29 PM by chloe owens

8/25/17, by Assoc Press, KREM

Idaho officials said hunters cannot use bait to target wolves

Idaho officials will not allow hunters to use bait that specifically targets wolves. The Idaho Fish and game Commission voted 7-0 on Friday to direct the Department of Fish and Game to suspend an administrative process called negotiated rulemaking. Commissioner Jerry Meyers said he would like more information about wolf baiting before moving ahead with any plan. Idaho hunters are already allowed to kill wolves attracted to bait put out for bears. The change considered by the commission could have allowed hunters to target wolves with bait outside of bear season.