One Month To Trapping Season: Wolf Harvest Update – 11-14-2012

Last Wednesday, a portion of the fight against wolf hunting in the Northern Rockies was dismissed.

In 2010, federal District Court Judge Donald Molloy ruled wolves were illegally removed from the Endangered Species Act protection in Montana and Idaho.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the ruling and decided environmental groups cannot refer to Molloy’s initial ruling as precedent. So, wolves in ┬áMontana and Idaho remain under state management.

Montana hunters have harvested 56 wolves across the state. Region 310 (west of Yellowstone and south of Bozeman) is the WMU with the highest harvest number, 8 wolves.

Wolf Hunting Season Harvest Numbers

WMU

Season

Harvest

Status

100 General 2 OPEN
101 General 3 OPEN
110 General 1 OPEN
121 General 2 OPEN
130 General 6 OPEN
150 General 3 OPEN
200 General 4 OPEN
210 General 3 OPEN
250 General 3 OPEN
280 General 4 OPEN
290 General 3 OPEN
310 General 8 OPEN
316 General 2 OPEN
320 General 1 OPEN
330 General 2 OPEN
390 General 6 OPEN
400 General 3 OPEN

Wolf Harvest Total:

56

To report the harvest of a wolf, please call the Harvest Reporting line at 1-877-FWP-WILD (1-877-397-9453). Obtain current harvest info by calling 1-800-385-7826.