Idaho 2009-2010 hunting season: 188 wolves killed
Idaho 2011-2012 hunting/trapping/snaring season: 379 wolves killed
Idaho 2012-2013 hunting/trapping/snaring season: 320 wolves killedThe Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) year-end report for 2011 established a wolf population of 1,100. Over the next 18-months, the department reported that another 561 wolves were killed. Not knowing the exact number of wolves born in the wild over that time (pup mortality is historically very high), there were an estimated 539 wolves when the current hunting season began on August 30, 2013. This is where we start our current MORTALITY METER for Idaho wolves. Mortality updates will be entered every 2 to 4 weeks.
Additional Dead Idaho Wolves:
latest count as of December 9, 2013
Bullets and Arrows: 138
Traps and Snares: 13
All counts are based on IDFG Big Game Mortality Reports (BGMR’s).
An official IDFG year-end report, including an estimate of surviving pups, will be available in early 2014.
Click here (http://adoptawolfpack.org/summary-of-2013-2014-big-game-mortality-reports/) to read our analysis of the current 2013-2014 Big Game Mortality Reports.
Adopt A Wolf Pack is a non-profit group, whose goal is to ensure that wolves are permitted to fulfill their ecological role on public wildlands as top predators. Wolves are an essential part of a healthy and functioning ecosystem. As top predators, wolves are crucial to the resiliency of terrestrial and aquatic species, including deer, elk and other ungulates.
Science and Facts
We are opposed to the hunting and trapping of wolves on public lands in states like Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. We feel that it is imperative that wolves be relisted under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 until science, not politics, determines that wolf populations are biologically, genetically and geographically recovered. Currently, the livestock industry and special interest sportsmen’s groups dictate Idaho Fish & Game (IDFG) policy. Over one-thousand wolves have been killed in the northern Rockies since 2011.
In order to accomplish our goals, we invite you to join our “Adopt A Wolf Pack” program. Your donation will assist us with increasing public awareness of the fate of wolves throughout the northern Rockies. “Adopt A Wolf Pack” seeks to distinguish wolves in the region by identifying individual wolf packs through: name, location, range, history, photos, and management activities. Please join us in our efforts to broaden IDFG’s funding from its narrow base of hunting and fishing licenses, to one that is more representative of the vast majority of Idaho’s citizens.
On September 7, 2013 people from around the country gathered at the National Mall in Washington D.C. to raise awareness to the grey wolf slaughter currently taking place across America. In just over two year’s time, approximately 1,700 wolves have been killed via hunting, trapping and snaring. These actions are legal, of course, because wolves in states like Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota are no longer managed by the federal government, but rather, state fish and game departments. Another words, the federal government, specifically the US Fish & Wildlife Service, has betrayed grey wolves and our wildlife heritage by removing protections afforded under the Endangered Species Act. Instead of wolf recovery being one of the greatest success stories of wildlife management in our country’s time, it has instead become a nightmare, and sadly shadows efforts of the first extermination of grey wolves in the 18th/19th Century. Read more about the National Rally to Protect America’s Wolves.