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Old 05-22-2010, 06:18 PM
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Hopefully some common sense will float to the top before our big game hunting is gone. There are alot more wolves in the 3 states then they know. There are many packs that don't have a collared member and are thus not counted. I have lived in Idaho since 1948 and it is sickening to see the elk herds in the shape they are in now. Wolves need to be put on the predator list. It is impossible to control them now with rifles.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:36 PM
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It's nothing but a big lie ... Montana do not have any elk.
Fixed it for ya.

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Old 05-23-2010, 07:46 PM
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Terrylamb's point on $186.00 for non-residents. To add to it if it was less expensive more non-residents might come and spend their $'s which would benefit the local economy and tax revenues in Idaho.
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:40 AM
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I understand the feeling about the cost. It is too bad that that two forces controlling this, politics and money, are preventing common sense game management. I have questions just not many answers. It is costing the state alot to control the predation on domestic liverstock. They aren't really controling it but rather reacting after the fact. It seems if Govt. is involved efficiency isn't.

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Old 05-30-2010, 08:50 AM
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Re: Wolf quota to at least double.

Regarding the NR tags, if they corrected their math I bet they would make MORE money by lowering the price. If they charged us Resident rates for the wolf tags, I'm sure virtually everyone would want one in their pocket. Right now, no NR I know going out there would even consider a wolf tag.

I'd really love to put one down, and I know my local resident friends would appreciate it too. But I'm not going to pay that much for a lottery ticket nor am I going to risk my broader hunting privileges by poaching one (even if I didn't already have moral issues with doing that).
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:45 AM
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Re: Wolf quota to at least double.

The reason, I think, that the wolf tag is so much more for a non resident is the fact that the wolf is classified as a big game animal thus more value is placed on the tag.
If they were able to classify it as a predator you would see a different pricing for sure. Mt lion tags are way more expensive than wolf tags and they seem to be running the wolf harvest like the Mt lion so the tag isn't really that bad when considered in relationship to other big game predators.
Remember Idaho and MT are trying to stay as conservative as they can so as to not loose the wolf hunt in the courts, Wy has the best plan on the ground but it looks to aggressive in court.
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:07 PM
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The reason, I think, that the wolf tag is so much more for a non resident is the fact that the wolf is classified as a big game animal thus more value is placed on the tag.
If they were able to classify it as a predator you would see a different pricing for sure. Mt lion tags are way more expensive than wolf tags and they seem to be running the wolf harvest like the Mt lion so the tag isn't really that bad when considered in relationship to other big game predators.
Remember Idaho and MT are trying to stay as conservative as they can so as to not loose the wolf hunt in the courts, Wy has the best plan on the ground but it looks to aggressive in court.
The idea is that we hunters will start looking at the wolf as another sporting opportunity some day. I don't think that we will, but that's what they think. Non-residents on wilderness hunts should have to pony up the coin if they want a wolf tag. I bet their guide will have one in his pocket and even though it's a grey area, I bet the guide will fill his tag if wolves are spotted. As far as non-resident backcountry hunters getting a better deal? That's total bs. We live out here, pay taxes here and generally make huge sacrifices in pay by living here. We deserve first crack at hunting opportunities and we deserve it for cheap.

They were getting pretty worried last season when the high numbers of wolves were getting killed on early season backcountry hunts. They had to shut the wolf season down in those areas because originally they wanted the front-country wolves to get knocked down.

I see more and more every year, and if you remember, last season I wounded one and another guy with me wounded another. Never could find them. I saw at least 20 wolves last year, more than I'd seen in all my years combined. Just some food for thought. Go get em! I never thought in a million years that I would see wolves while able to kill them but I was into them more than once, it is unreal. What's really unreal is the numbers of them that have been shot from planes and helis by FWP, in the Dillon area alone. There are tons of them out there and it's nice to have the right to shoot them.
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