Wolf Season Comment Period Extended

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FWP has extended the comment period for the proposed 2013-14 wolf season until Wednesday, June 26 at 5:00 p.m. According to Ken McDonald, FWP Wildlife Division Administrator, the departments’ public website has been down due to technical difficulties since mid-day June 23. The comment period had been scheduled to close June 24. To comment by […]

FWP Seeks Comment on Wolf Hunting and Trapping Proposals

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(photo courtesy of 1ms.net)   The Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is seeking public comment on changes for the 2013-14 wolf hunting and trapping seasons. For the upcoming seasons, archery only hunting would run from Sept. 7 through Sept. 14. The general hunting season would follow and run Sept. 15 through March 31, 2014. […]

Wolf Hunting Season Expansion and Harvest Limit Increases are Recommended by FWP

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(photo courtesy of forwolves.org)   According to an article posted on the Missoulian’s website yesterday, it looks like wolf season could last for approximately 6 1/2 months, depending on what the state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission decides at a meeting scheduled for next week.  The article included the following information: The commission will consider […]

Wolves Attack And Duck Dynasty Finale; Weekly Wrap Up On MORS

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The traditional Montana spring uniform was out this week: shorts and parka, socks with sandals. In true Montana fashion we dress for all kinds of weather. And just as we prepared for, there was a drastic extremes in weather conditions this week, everything from snow storms to sunny  70 degree weather. We can’t predict the […]

13 yr Old Shooting Star, Rutting Bull Elk and End of Wolf Season – MORS Weekly Wrap Up

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This week’s top post is of the rutting bull elk who charges multiple vehicles while in the video tapers front yard. If you have not seen this video, you must just CLICK HERE. Another top post this week is about shooting sensation Annie Oakley who is just 13 years old! She competes with multiple gun […]

Montana’s Wolf Harvest Numbers Steadily Increasing

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With less than two weeks of Montana’s wolf hunting and trapping season left, the 205 wolves harvested, consisting of 86 taken by trappers and 119 taken by hunters, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports that the numbers that wolf hunters and trappers are harvesting is steadily increasing. Click HERE for more information on the latest wolf hunting […]

“New Wolf Hunt Laws Take Effect Immediately”, Reports FWP

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A wolf management bill that won swift and overwhelming bipartisan support in the Montana Legislature was signed into law today by the state’s new governor. Gov. Steve Bullock said the law, sponsored by Rep. Kelly Flynn, will allow hunters to purchase up to three wolf licenses and lowers the price of a nonresident wolf license […]

FWP Seeks Comment on Wolf Trapping and Hunting Closure Near Gardiner

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State wildlife officials are seeking additional comment on a recent court-challenged decision to close the wolf hunting and trapping seasons in two areas north of Yellowstone National Park. The areas were closed by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission on Dec. 10, in response to concern about the harvest of wolves with collars that […]

Memorial Planned for Wolves Killed During Wisconsin’s Hunting Season

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After recently hearing about a vigil being held for an elk that was killed by a police officer in a residential neighborhood in Colorado, click HERE for that story, another similar article caught my eye. With the wolf hunting debate in full-effect nationwide, a group of Wisconsin pro-wolf advocates are holding a memorial for the […]

Montana Wolf Season Closures Near Yellowstone RE-OPENED

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Montana Judge Swandal ordered the immediate reinstitution of wolf hunting and trapping in all of Park County, where the practices were recently closed by the state, due to concerns that “too many animals used in research were being killed”. According to an article published in the Billings Gazette, Judge Swandal stated that ”the lack of public […]

Montana FWP Region 1 Reports “Deer and Elk Harvest Steady in Northwest Montana”

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Deer and Elk Harvest Steady in Northwest Montana At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, November 11, a total of 11,094 hunters checked 425 white-tailed deer (368 of these were bucks), 64 mule deer, and  58 elk for a 4.9 percent rate of hunters with game.  Harvest was up as compared to last […]

Montana FWP Region 2 Report Reads “Deer Harvest Ahead of Last Season in West-Central Montana”

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Deer Harvest Ahead of Last Season in West-Central Montana Deer harvest is ahead of last year, while elk lags behind at the close of the first week of hunting season in west-central Montana. Hunters checked 58 mule deer and 153 white-tailed deer at the region’s three hunter check stations during week one, figures that are […]

Minnesota Grouse Hunter Shoots Wolf to Save Dog

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The MORS crew received an e-mail from Mike Milodragavich, of Missoula after this wolf story was posted. The www.startribune.com reported two animal protection groups, in the Great Lakes region, want the grey wolf back on the endangered species list. Well, on October 11th, another story from Minnesota ran about a grouse hunter who had his dog chased by a […]