High reward for wolves?

Discussion in 'Wolf Hunting' started by clemens, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. clemens

    clemens Well-Known Member

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    Ok is there any truth to some information that I keep hearing. Is there a high reward given out by Idaho state for wolves in the range of $2000? I cannot find anything anywhere that supports this claim. Only thing I can find is last years avg price for wolf fur was about $180, I dont think this price was for Idaho just a avg of few states. Anyone seen or heard this about 2k per wolf.
     
  2. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    I haven't heard of it. I know a full body wolf mount can sell for 2500. But havent hesrd of anyone putting a bounty on them for that price. I'm in idaho as well.
     
  3. clemens

    clemens Well-Known Member

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    Yeah my father in law keeps telling me this but I can't find anything anywhere about it. If it was true I think woods would be full of hunters. Be happy just to find info on where to take pelts or whole carcasses to sell.
     
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  5. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    Where you out of? I know the fish and game are stressing with the amount of wolves that thwre are now. By 2015 they wanted something like 175 packs but when they did the numbers, the amount of actual packs were somewhere in the 700s. Ridiculous. They spent a few years ago $400,000 on someone to come in with a helicopter and try and kill some. Ended up only getting 5 or something. My thought, put $1,000 bounty on each wolf. And if there's 400 killed, thata thw same amount they paid for the 5. Pup you take the money out for tags and licenses. They might even break even since not everyone will shoot one. I know some of the southern states do this with coyote and coydogs.
     
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  6. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    Sorry my phone has a horrible autocorrect. Likes to spell words wrong lol
     
  7. clemens

    clemens Well-Known Member

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    Live in Panhandle area. Rathdrum. Saw a lot of wolves and Cat sign on Rathdrum MT. Elk and deer pretty scarce last year.
     
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  8. Rum Man

    Rum Man Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure PETA wont let them put any bounty up ..it would be tied up in court for years . We as hunters have to do our best to get our quota / limit on wolves . It would help for sure. We can get five tags here in Montana , I just talked to Fish & Game last week , we can get all five at once he told me nobody ever gets that many at once .
     
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  9. Hand Skills

    Hand Skills Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, this is a hot political issue. Up here in Canada, bounties do exist. Usually they are awarded at a County level. Regional management not only limits public attention, but offers better data as well. I know some people feel this is a sensitive subject for public forums.
     
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  10. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    There will likely never be a state sponsored reward. The political fallout would be off the charts.