The Report shows depredations down and even with wolf hunt mortality less than 2010-

Of course the mortality figures will build to greater than 2010.

September Wolf Report

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He has been a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and also its President. For many years 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.

4 Responses to Idaho Fish and Game releases its Sept. 2011 Wolf Management Report

  1. JEFF E says:

    Salmon 40 36

    Sawtooth 60 51
    Southern Mountains 25 8
    Beaverhead 10 ?
    Island Park 30 6

    Idaho has five wolf zones with stated desired kill numbers. those numbers are in the first column. The number of “known” wolves in those zones are in the second column. Notice anything unusual?
    And yes I realize that there are probably more wolves out there than the known #, but know one knowes if that is one more or 100 more. But the point is, what other “big Game anaimal” has the kill number set higher than the “known” number?

  2. Leslie says:

    Gotta love that word ‘harvest’. Makes me want to go pick my lettuce after killing a wolf.

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