montana wolf harvest

Wolf Harvest Update – 12/28/2011
By Matt Schauer

Posted: December 28, 2011

Montana hunters have killed 120 wolves across the state. In Region 1, about 75 percent of the wolf quota has been met. A total of 54 wolves have been taken of the quota of 71 for the Region.

Region 1 Wildlife Manager Jim Williams points out that good wolf hunting opportunity remains.

“Hunters may not realize that the Thompson River area (south of Highway 2) is in Wolf Management Unit (WMU) 121 along with the Lower Clark Fork. This is a good, accessible area for wolf hunting, and there are still 8 wolves left in the quota for that district.”

Far northwest there are six wolves left in WMU 100, which includes the Yaak River valley, and the Purcell Mountains north of Libby. In WMU 110 (North Fork Flathead) there is only one wolf left in the quota.

WMU 101 will close Thursday at sunset because the quota of 19 wolves was met.

Wolf Harvest Against Quota Table – 12/29/2011

Wolf
Management
Unit
Season Quota Subunit
Quota
Harvest Subunit
Harvest
Status
100 General 18 13 OPEN
101 General 19 19 CLOSED
110 General 2 1 OPEN
121 General 17 9 OPEN
130 General 12 12 CLOSED
150 General 3 1 OPEN
200 General 22 5 OPEN
210 General 36 16 OPEN
250 General 18 3 OPEN
290
290 General 20 8 OPEN
280 subunit General 4 2 OPEN
310 General 19 11 OPEN
320 General 6 3 OPEN
390
390 General 18 18 CLOSED
313/316 subunit General 3 4 CLOSED
400 10 3 OPEN
Wolf Harvest Totals 120

 

Remember hunters – a wolf harvest must be reported within 12 hours of harvest by calling 877-397-9453, or 1-877-FWP-WILD. Check the FWP website for quota updates or call 1-800-385-7826.