Last year, during Idaho's 10-month wolf season, hunters and trappers took a total of 379 wolves out of an estimated population of between 700 and 1,000. In 2012, Idaho wolf hunting opened on July 1 in the Panhandle Zone, on private land only. The rest of the zone and the remainder of the state opened to wolf hunting on August 1, and all but the Lolo and Selway zones will close on March 31, 2013. While most Idaho wolf hunting zones have a cap of two wolves per hunter, per year, the Middle Fork, Dworshak-Elk City, Palouse-Hells Canyon, Lolo, Selway, and Panhandle zones currently allow hunters to kill five wolves per calendar year. In July 2012, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved the limited use of legally salvaged wildlife as bait for hunting and trapping wolves in the Panhandle wolf management zone. Tags are available at fish and game offices, license vendors, and online at fishandgame.idaho.gov.