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Idaho wolf hunt status information.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

12 Responses to Idaho wolf hunt meets quota in another zone

  1. April clauson says:


    So if the hunt is over why is this happening, an hunt in Idaho to kill as many coyotes, fox, bobcats and wolves they can! click on the rules and registration part, 3 days of this garbage, wolves are worth 3 points ea, the rest are 2 points each per team…..50.00! This sickens me….

  2. Ryan says:


    The hunt is not over, just closed in that zone. They can only still at maximum kill 2 wolves per team. These have been going on for a long time.

  3. April clauson says:

    Not with wolves, they were just allowed to be hunted this year. I do not care that this goes on a long time, I know that, but this to me is no better than trophy killing. sorta like Texas when they catch and harass then kill rattlesnakes by the thousands. Thanks for letting me know they can kill more wolves, made my day! UGH!!!

  4. timz says:


    It’s official, the hunting season has been extended.

  5. ProWolf in WY says:

    Why are you surprised timz?

    April, those predator derbies are disgusting. To me that is nothing more than a bloodsport to just be killing to see how many you can get. Glad to know that Cabela’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse are sponsors. I know who not to buy things from.

  6. timz says:

    I’m not. Waiting for this blogs official IF&G stooge (Gamblin) to come on and try to sell us the “company line”.

  7. I got email saying Ken Frishmen tried to speak and was escourted out the door.


  8. ProWolf in WY says:

    I got email saying Ken Frishmen tried to speak and was escourted out the door.

    Who is this Ralph?

  9. Predator (killing) Derby! Coyote mass killing contests! What a fine piece of hunting ethics you deliver. They do it annually and nobody cares! I guess the political correct answer from the lobby is: It´s legal so it´s ok. Such things say a lot about a society.

  10. JB says:

    “These have been going on for a long time.”

    This is true; and they have been wrong for as long as they’ve gone on. I’m a staunch defender of hunting, but predator derby’s (killing contests) are–and always have been–wrong. You don’t teach ethical hunting be encouraging people to kill as many of ___ as they can, as quickly as they can. This isn’t a hunt, it is a slaughter.

    slaugh-ter (n): the killing of great numbers of people or animals indiscriminately; carnage: the slaughter of war.

    I suppose IDF&G will again try and convince us that these “hunts” are important opportunities to “harvest” a “valued game animal.” That line now seems tongue-in-cheek.

    I hope someone has the courage to show up and film the results. Idaho is playing with fire, and I’m beginning to hope they get burned.

  11. Ryan says:


    Have you been to one on check in day? From what I have seen, a mass slaughter is a bit of a stretch. The winning team will usually have a combined total of 3 to 5 yotes, the horrible Challis derbie last year only checked in 30 coyote.. WS kills more than that in a good afternoon just to put things into perspective.

  12. gline says:

    What happened to hunting for food? Slaughters and trophy hunts becoming accepted for certain species?


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