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Wolf trapping seasons open this month

The wolf trapping season opens Friday, Nov. 15, and runs through March 31 in part of the Panhandle zone and in the Lolo, Selway and Middle Fork zones.

Trapping season also runs through March 31 in the Palouse-Hells Canyon Zone units 13 and 18 on private lands only. Wolf trapping is closed in units 8, 8A, 11 and 11A; and in the Dworshak-Elk City zone, except Unit 10A, which opens Feb. 1.

In the McCall-Weiser Zone, trapping runs through March 15 in units 19A and 25 and on private land only in unit 22. Units 23, 24, 31, 32 and 32A are closed. All other zones are closed to trapping.

Trappers must complete a required wolf trapping class before they can buy wolf trapping tags.

Licensed trappers may buy up to five wolf trapping tags per trapping season for use in those zones with an open wolf trapping season. Up to five wolf hunting tags may be purchased per calendar year for hunting. Unused wolf hunting tags may be used to tag trapped wolves in wolf zones with an open trapping and hunting season. Wolf tags cost $11.50 for resident hunters, and $31.75 for nonresidents.

Details on wolf hunting and trapping seasons and rules are available online: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/rules/?getPage=63, and in the printed 2013 Big Game Seasons and Rules brochure.

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