Montana’s big game general rifle season may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a “blast” hunting wolves and coyotes here! If you are looking for some new terrain to hunt for a weekend, you can participate in Idaho for Wildlife’s Predator Hunting Contest and Fur Rendezvous from January 1st through January 4th! This is a great way to hunt, bond with friends and family, mentor, check out new areas, help manage Idaho’s canine predators AND win some amazing prizes INCLUDING $2,000 if you bring in the most wolves and coyotes!
Here is some more information on the upcoming event:
It is the First Weekend of January, the kids are still on Christmas Break, the big game season is over and you have a serious case of cabin fever! So load up the family and drive to the beautiful Salmon and Lemhi valley for our 2nd annual Predator hunting contest! This year we added a 3rd day of hunting so those that can’t hunt Sunday can still enjoy two days and will also be eligible to be enter and win in the contest.
This predator contest will include the hunting of wolves and coyotes. Wolves are an aggressive predator that can be devastating to wildlife and livestock if not managed. Wolves are also considered a big game animal in Idaho and hunters are allowed to purchase up to 5 wolf tags per year. The success rate of wolf hunters with a rifle is less than 1% as wolves are extremely difficult to hunt. Last year we predicted that no one would shoot a wolf during our contest and we were correct. Hopefully this year we’ll have better luck!
We have many incredible prizes to give away this year to the lucky winners! By the way we really appreciate the generosity of the Salmon businesses and people who are providing prizes! As the contest poster suggests, we are really looking out for the youth this year and want them to have a wonderful and safe experience! This past week, the Idaho Statesmen released an article about how tough a time it is for many in Salmon to make-ends-meet. So we made the easy decision to return 100% of the excess cash donations back to charitable needs for the Salmon valley. This $ will go to the Calvary Food Bank, The Lemhi After School program and we are especially excited to grant a $1,000.00 college scholarship to a lucky Salmon student!
If this is something that interests you, click HERE for more information on their website. Good luck, hunters!