wolves

Wolf Trapping Season Begins in Montana
Last Saturday, December 15, was the opening day for Montana's wolf trapping season. The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports that about 2,400 people completed the required wolf trapping certification class.
The department reminded the public that some areas north of Yellowstone Nati…
Deer and Elk Numbers Down in Final Montana General Hunting Week
The more restrictive hunting regulations and mild weather caused the harvest in the general hunting season in Montana to be lower than average. General rifle hunting season ended Sunday.
The Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks reported that the Darby check station in the Bitterroot had 24 p…
Eagles and Wolves Were Poisoned
Four wolves and six eagles were found dead in the Bob Marshall Wilderness earlier this year.
Now a reward of $2,500 is being offered for information leading to a conviction in the incident.
In May, the animals were found in the area of the Big Prairie Ranger Station...
Longer Hunting Season on Wolves?
The low success rate for hunters in the Montana wolf hunting season has concerned the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Commission. The quota is 220 wolves and only 76 had been taken as of November 16.
Ron Aasheim reported that the commission will consider extending the season from its current end da…
Hunting Success is Low
The Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks reports a lower harvest for mule deer and white-tailed deer from the long-term harvest. The week of October 24, there were 21 mule deer and 29 white-tails.
The Darby check station is reporting lower numbers, but biologist Craig Jourdonnais said the…
Who’s afraid of the big, bad….
A huge drop in elk population in the Bitterroot Valley's West Fork has caused concern from wolf managers. The 2010 survey showed 764 elk there. The Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP) would like to have between 1,600 to 2,400 elk in the zone-wide area...