We work with Sportsmen and Idaho's Predator Biologist to determine what areas Idaho Ungulates (Moose, Elk, & Deer) have been most negatively impacted by wolf predation. We then designate reimbursement zones based on those and other factors. December 1st to March 31st have proven to require more time, energy and financial investment for hunters to be successful. Where as a person may stumble upon a wolf while Elk or Deer hunting during the fall hunting season with very little invested. At the same time, Trappers consistently spend more due to mandatory trap check times, which require more time in the field. For these reasons we designate reimbursement amounts accordingly.
F4WM applied for and was the recipient of a series of different 2020 IDFG Commission Community Challenge Grants in the amount of $23,000 total. This funding was awarded, to be used as matching funds to partner with F4WM monies, and used to increase reimbursement amounts in very specific units or portions of units selected by IDFG. In February of 2021, another $30,000 was added to this current contract making increased reimbursement once again available to eligible wolves harvested within these specified units.
IDFG COMMUNITY CHALLENGE GRANT FUNDING INCREASED REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNTS TO $1000 PER WOLF IN THE FOLLOWING UNITS EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 10TH 2020 AND WILL REMAIN UNTIL THOSE GRANT FUNDS ARE DEPLETED FOR EACH SPECIFIED REGIONAL AMOUNT.
A. Within the Panhandle Region GMUs 7, 9; that portion of Unit 6 w/in the NF St. Joe drainage; that portion of Unit 4 north of Forest Highway 9; and that portion of Unit 4A south of the Clark Fork River and west of Forest Road (FR) 278 to its junction with FR 1066, west of FR 1066 from its junction with 278 to its junction with FR 332, and west of FR 332.
B. Within the Clearwater Region GMUs 10, 12, 15, 18
C. Within the Southwest Region GMUs 20A, 22, 23, 24, 26, 31, 32, 32A, 33, 39
D. Within the Magic Valley Region GMUs 43, 44
E. Within the Upper Snake Region GMUs 50, 62
F. Within the Salmon Region GMUs 28, 29, 36A, 36B, 37
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IDFG employees are ineligible for reimbursement under this agreement and with Commission Challenge Grant funds. They are eligible for reimbursement under F4WM stand-alone program if meeting F4WM criteria for reimbursement.
This increase will continue until all Community Challenge Grant Funding has been depleted, and is available to both members and non-members alike, as required by IDFG.
2020 / 2021 Season Reimbursement Amounts
Increased Reimbursement Zones
(All Panhandle units and all units not meeting IDFG Elk objectives.)
(Increased amount valid for all trapped and hunted wolves September 10th through March 31st.)
$750 Per Wolf
$1000 Per Wolf
The Reimbursement Process
The reimbursement request process is quite simple- to request a reimbursement, follow the detailed steps below:
With the help of your membership or donation, F4WM is able to help hunters and trappers offset high operating costs with a reimbursement for each wolf harvested.
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