Wolf hunters, you’re going to like this news: you can now bait wolves while hunting.
Using bait specifically for wolves may soon be legal for hunters in Idaho (photo via Huntworth) Hunters have been asking for it, and the powers that be are considering it.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering a rule change that would allow hunters to use bait for hunting wolves outside of the black bear seasons, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
The current law is that wolves can be killed when they’re attracted to bait set out specifically for black bears (where hunting seasons are open to wolves and black bears). This rule change would allow hunters to use bait specifically for wolves.
If and when this new rule takes effect, Idaho would be the first and only state in the United States to allow wolf baiting.
Some of the Duck Dynasty fellas out hunting (photo via Wide Open Spaces)
And there are plenty of wolves walking around — the population rose to 786 in 2015, up from 684 in 2013, according to the Department of Fish and Game.
This will be good for hunters everywhere — once one state makes a hunting law, often other states will follow suit (assuming they have wolf populations).
And more hunting is always a good thing. As Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty says, hunting brings us closer to God.
“I do [feel closer to God],” he said. “It slows down. I’m super busy with the television show and the kids and you get out there and you turn the cell phone off and it’s just you and nature and the animals and how they survive. It’s very spiritual.”
Hunting and growing closer to God is a win-win situation.
“I’ve grown up hunting my whole life,” Willie said. “It’s been our family business as well. Obviously, our family is passionate about hunting and the great outdoors so I wanted to put this collection together.”