Wolf trapping rules
Pages of rules govern wolf trapping in Idaho. Notable seasons and regulations include:
▪ Education course prerequisite for buying wolf trapping license.
▪ General season, Nov. 15-March 31 (Opens Oct. 10 in some units.) Note: Trappers lobbying for longer seasons in some units.
▪ Trap types are regulated; snares allowed.
▪ Tagging traps with trapper’s ID required.
▪ Trap placement regulated, but loosely. Ground traps must be at least 5 feet from the “center line” of a maintained public trail. Proposed modifications to help protect dogs would extend the minimum set-back to 10 feet from the “edge” of any maintained public trail, and 300 feet from paved trails.
▪ Check traps every 72 hours or sooner.
▪ Report kill and present skull and hide to IDFG officials.
▪ Limit, 10 wolves a year.
▪ Tampering with someone else’s traps is prohibited.