State eyes tripling wolf harvest
By Moosetrack Megan
Big news from the Yellowstone Insider:
“Montana FWP officials reportedly want to triple the number of gray wolves hunters can kill in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park.
According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks agency wishes to raise the harvest quota in a hunting district near Gardiner from two to six. The agency cites the need to “stabilize” the population, which currently stands at 24 animals. From the Chronicle:
Yellowstone scientists and administrators have sought for years to establish a buffer zone around Yellowstone where hunting would be restricted. Even under smaller quotas, they’ve said too many wolves were being killed once they stepped into Montana.”
Read the full story here: http://yellowstoneinsider.com/2016/05/10/montana-fwp-proposes-tripling-wolf-harvest-in-district-bordering-yellowstone/