Multiple reports of abnormally bold wolves this month!
F4WM has had several reports from the Athol Idaho area between Sandpoint and CeourdAlene, of wolves (one wearing a collar) roaming through back yards and harrassing house pets. Trail cam photos have been captured of them in this rural but developed area. Although we do not believe a person needs to be fearful of wolves, having a healthy respect for all wildlife is important, and keeping close tabs on your pets and livestock is vital in wolf territory! WOLF SEASON IS OPEN YEAR ROUND ON PRIVATE LAND IN THIS REGION - INCLUDING PRIVATELY OWNED TIMBER COMPANY LAND, BUT REMEMBER YOU MUST HAVE A HUNTING LICENSE AND WOLF TAG to legally harvest a wolf.
Below is one of many instances in which wolves acting aggressively or curiously have been shot in recent months. Please go prepared with a sidearm if recreating in wolf country.
"Stevens County Wolf shot in self defense" (Click to read the story)
Stay alert when in wolf country!
F4WM Executive Director