Wolf Harvest Update – 1/22/2012
By Matt Schauer


Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission voted 3-2, on January 19, to extend the wolf hunting season in the Bitterroot Valley.  The proposal would extend the season until April 1, in Wolf Management Unit 250.

The proposal is open to public comment until the final vote happens next month.

Quentin Kujala, FWP fish and wildlife section chief had this to say:

“Hunters may not realize that there are good, accessible areas for wolf hunting remaining, and that there are still open quotas. For those wanting to harvest a wolf, now is the time.”

Across the state, hunters killed 138 wolves, 63% of the quota.  During the  general archery and rifle seasons, a total of 100 wolves were taken Sept. 3.—Nov. 27. Then FWP Commission extended the season until Feb. 15. This extension resulted in the harvest of an additional 38 wolves.

Wolf Harvest Update – 1/22/2012

Wolf Management Unit

Season

Quota

Subunit

Quota

Harvest

Subunit

Harvest

Status

100 General

18

15

OPEN
101 General

19

19

CLOSED 12-29-11
110 General

2

1

OPEN
121 General

17

12

OPEN
130 General

12

11

OPEN
150 General

3

1

OPEN
200 General

22

6

OPEN
210 General

36

17

OPEN
250 General

18

4

OPEN
290
     290 General

20

10

OPEN
     280 General

4

2

OPEN
310 General

19

15

OPEN
320 General

6

3

OPEN
390
     390 General

18

18

CLOSED 11-16-11
     313/316 General

3

4

CLOSED 10-06-11
400 General

10

6

OPEN
Wolf Harvest Total

 138






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