Idaho trappers caught 147 other animals in the 2011-2012 season when they trying to catch wolves and 69 died.
That’s what trappers told the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in a survey. Deer were the biggest problem with 45 caught and 12 killed.
Trappers also caught 18 elk and four moose. Only one elk died.
The killers are the snares. When a deer gets caught in a snare it goes wild and the snare tightens, killing the animal.
So far hunters have killed 245 wolves, a drop from the 379 that were taken the first season. Wolf hunting ends in most zones March 31, but continues in the Lolo and Selway zones through June 30.