Wolves in the cross hairs 365 days a year

Wolves in the cross hairs 365 days a year

FILE - This image provided by Yellowstone National Park shows a wolf walking through the snow in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce Friday Aug. 31, 2012, that it is ending protections for wolves in Wyoming. (AP Photo/Yellowstone National Park, File)

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Wolf hunting season will be open 365 days a year on private property in northern Idaho's Clearwater Region.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that the Fish and Game Commission made the rule change in the last week as part of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game 2014 Big Game Hunting Rules Package.

The commission also moved up the opening of wolf trapping season in the Lolo and Selway zones.

The commission previously approved year-round wolf hunting on private land in the Panhandle Region.

Adding the Clearwater Region means wolf hunting on most private land from the Canadian border to the Salmon River is legal in Idaho.

The season for hunting wolves on public land varies but typically runs from late August to March or June.