When it comes to wolves, we can only assume reader Gordon was asking about the four legged variety of wolves and not the political variety. No doubt the tag and bag limits might be appealing. One could argue both varieties are carnivores.
Q- “If Idaho now has tags, hunting season and limits on wolves, doesn’t that make them a game animal? Since it’s against the law to waste meat of game animals in Idaho, will Gov. Butch eat the wolf he intends to shoot? If not, will F&G arrest him, as the law would seem to require?”
RESPONSE FROM FISH AND GAME–
“If the wolf season becomes reality, the gray wolf will become Idaho’s eleventh big game animal.
Regarding the question about wasting of meat, we will simply refer your reader to Idaho Code Section 36-1202 which prohibits the waste of game animals; but excludes all carnivores except black bear. Although mountain lion and wolves are big game animals, they are carnivores and Idaho Law does not require a hunter to harvest or eat the meat of a mountain lion or wolf.”
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