F4WM Received 2019 IDFG Commission Community Challenge Grant!
F4WM applied for and was awarded $10,000 for the Panhandle Region, & $10,000 for the Clearwater Region, in 2019 IDFG Commission Community Challenge Grant funding. These funds will be used as matching dollars ($500 grant funding /$500 F4WM funding ) to increase reimbursement amounts to $1000 per wolf in areas where IDFG data shows that additional wolf harvest is needed to promote healthy ungulate populations in the select areas specified by IDFG. The select areas are listed below.
IDFG COMMUNITY CHALLENGE GRANT FUNDING INCREASED REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNTS TO $1000 PER WOLF IN THE FOLLOWING UNITS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 10TH 2019 AND WILL REMAIN UNTIL THOSE GRANT FUNDS ARE DEPLETED.
A. Within the Panhandle Region BMU’s Units 9 & 7, that portion of Unit 6 within the NE St. Joe drainage, that portion of Unit 4 north of Forest Highway 9 and that portion of Unit 4A south of the Clark Fork River and west of Forest Road (FR) 278 to its junction with FR 1066, west of FR 1066 from its junction with 278 to its junction with FR 332. and west of FR 332.. (Note: F4WM Board of Directors voted to increase the uncovered portion of Unit 4a to $1000 per wolf for the duration the Grant funding is available. This is due to numerous packs in this areas pushing elk off he mtn and down into the farm fields where they are causing damage. Also these wolves have killed residents pet dogs and have been shot in those fields with cattle present. This additional funding is covered 100% by F4WM)
B. Within the Clearwater Region BMUs where elk are not meeting management objectives and predation management is identified as a need, to include BGMU’s 10, 12, 15, 16, 16A 17. 19 and 20.
NOTE: IDFG employees are ineligible for reimbursement using Commission Community Challenge Grant funds. They are however still eligible for reimbursement under F4WM stand-alone program funding if meeting F4WM criteria for reimbursement.
This increase will continue until all Community Challenge Grant Funding has been depleted, and is available to both members and non-members alike, as required by IDFG. Please see the “Reimbursement Process” page for more information regarding reimbursement requests.