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New for the 2022/2023 season (July 1 - June 30)

$500 STANDARD RATE PER WOLF PROGRAM WIDE

Increased zones

$750 IN ALL IDAHO UNITS NOT MEETING ELK MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVES

$1000 IN IDAHO UNIT 1

    (Thank you for your patience as we continue to work toward establishing increased reimbursement zones for Montana. We will announce those as soon as they are finalized.)


    The 2022-2023 IDFG/Wolf Control Board cost share agreement: 

    In effort to prolong the timeline of increased reimbursement amounts generated through the cost-share agreement with IDFG/IWDCB for the 2022-2023 season, F4WM has agreed to reimburse expenses for the first wolf a member harvests within the 46 Units identified by IDFG as priority areas, at the rate of $1000.  The second and all wolves thereafter harvested by the same individual, within the 27 Units not meeting elk objectives, will be reimbursed at $1500. The second and all wolves thereafter harvested by the same individual within the 19 units suffering chronic livestock depredation will be reimbursed at $2000. 

    In short (Within below listed qualifying units):

    Your 1st wolf: $1000 (Membership required/funded solely by f4wm dollars)


    Your 2nd wolf and above(funded through cost share agreement): 

    $1500 in elk below objective units

    $2000 in chronic livestock depredation units


    Cost share qualifying units include:

    $1500 per wolf in Elk below objectives Units

    Units 4, 4A, 6, 7, 9, 10, 10A, 12, 14, 15, 16, 16A, 17, 19, 20, 20A, 26, 27, 33, 34, 35, 36, 64, 65, 67... as well as Units 22, & 37 (which had chronic wolf-caused livestock depredations in 2016-2020, but did not meet chronic depredation criteria for 2017-2021)

    $2000 per wolf in Chronic wolf-caused livestock depredation Units

    Units 15, 18, 23, 24, 28, 29, 31, 32, 32A, 33, 36A, 36B, 39, 43, 44, 49, 50, 51, as well as in 62 (Unit 62 qualifies year round for "Hunted" Wolves, but only qualifies for "trapped" wolves Nov 15 to March 31st).



    Understanding the wolf harvest expense reimbursement process:

    The reimbursement request process is quite simple- to request a reimbursement, follow the detailed steps below:

    1. The first step is to make certain your membership is current. You must be a member of F4WM prior to harvesting your wolf to qualify for reimbursement. (The exception to this is when IDFG Grant funding is being used for the reimbursement, which requires F4WM to reimburse both members and non-members alike). Please allow 7 days for membership processing. Membership must be approved and processed prior to being eligible for reimbursement. Once your membership is processed, you will be eligible for expense reimbursement when you harvest a wolf. 
    2. Start saving receipts prior to harvesting a wolf- receipts need to be for items purchased in relation to the scouting, hunting, or trapping of wolves. These can include items such as fuel, firearms, ammunition, traps, game cameras, outdoor clothing/gear, license & tag fees, ATV/UTV, 4-wheeler, truck purchase or payments, etc. 
    3. Upon harvesting a wolf, send us a copy of your expense receipts for the amount of the reimbursement, (based on the max allowed for the unit of harvest from the list above) and a copy of your IDFG mortality report (pink slip) or FWP Wolf harvest registration form (request a copy from FWP) proving it was a legal harvest, and what unit the wolf was harvested in. Reimbursement documentation can be sent via email to teresa@f4wm.org or by mail to F4WM Po Box 821 Ponderay, ID 83852. You keep the wolf. 
    Once we receive and verify your reimbursement requests, your check will be mailed within 7 business days. Please direct any questions related to harvest reimbursements to F4WM Treasurer, Teresa Stevens at teresa@f4wm.org

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    With the help of your membership or donation, F4WM is able to help hunters and trappers offset high operating costs by reimbursing their out of pocket expenses for each wolf harvested.

    Please help us today by joining or renewing your membership! (Auto renew is available)


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