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Idaho Wolf Project

The Idaho Wolf Project began in 2006 with a focus on creating new, noninvasive ways to survey for and sample wolves in Idaho. Using the noninvasive sampling techniques we developed, we are now studying the potential effects of hunting and trapping on wolves in Idaho. Our goal is to conduct rigorous scientific research that can inform the conservation and management of wolves in Idaho.

Wolf walking illustration
wolf illustration

Wolves are Cooperative Breeders

Cooperative breeding refers to animals that live and breed in groups sometimes delaying their own dispersal and foregoing reproduction to raise young that are not their own.

Annual Wolf Harvest in Idaho

From 2019 to 2023, hunting, trapping, and Wildlife Services removals, averaged 509 wolves annually in Idaho.

The Benefits of Non-Invasive Surveying

Because we developed noninvasive sampling techniques we do not have to capture and radiocollar wolves to learn about them. One method, genetic sampling, allows us to identify every individual in a pack from fecal samples deposited by wolves at rendezvous sites.

* CNR Carnivore Ecology is the designation for Idaho Wolf Project donations

Donate Today

Your money will go directly to the Idaho wolf project and will help us survey for and sample wolves in Idaho.

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