First time out West hunting

Ambient_Andy

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My hunting buddy wants to go to Idaho in September for wolf hunting and I’ve never hunted outside the Mid West and I’m looking for any pointers I can get or maybe even a lease for a week but I know nothing about the state, more specifically if there is an area of the state that’s better than another during the fall. If we can’t find a lease to rent, I would be all for public land, but once again I’m clueless and if someone could at least point me in the right direction that would be awesome
 

JimP

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Hunting will be mostly public land on USFS managed lands. I doubt that there are any areas that you would call leased areas.
Wolf hunting can be very hit or missed. A friend has some property where he parks a a trailer on during the summer and hunting season in central Idaho and while he sees wolves he has yet been able to shoot one
 

Ambient_Andy

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Got ya, that’s kind of what I figured from looking online is public land is probably the way to go. I was more or less trying to figure out the best part of the state. And from my reading online I found that it looks like if I buy a non-resident mule deer tag I can use that for mule deer, black bear, mountain lion or a wolf. It looked like the wolf tag was cheaper but I’m pretty sure we’ll be there during mule deer bow season and hopefully during bear season as well
 

JimP

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You will need a tag for each animal and not just one.

At least that is the way that it used to be, I haven't hunted Idaho in over 30 years.
 

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I believe you can use your non res deer tag for a wolf OR a mtn lion but if you do you can NOT also use it for deer.

but don't take my word double check the regs.
 

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I am just wondering if I am the only person who was so OCD that they had to look up the "word" "Ahsential". lol
 

Ambient_Andy

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I believe you can use your non res deer tag for a wolf OR a mtn lion but if you do you can NOT also use it for deer.

but don't take my word double check the regs.
I had to go back and check my wording, but yes the way I read it was you can use it for 1 not 1 of the other plus a deer and that makes sense because guys would use that tag for a bear and mule deer and for that price do it every year.