This ARM provides the legal framework for wolf management in Montana, but refers to the existing wolf plan, adopted in 2003. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is currently working on a new wolf plan. The proposal to the commission will allow FWP to undertake a public process to change this particular piece of the administrative rule so that it no longer references a specific wolf plan, but rather the current plan, whether that’s the 2003 plan currently in place, a 2023 plan, or some future plan.
Under Montana statute, this ARM change, like many guiding FWP’s work, must be initiated by the Fish and Wildlife Commission and then go through a prescribed public process before final adoption by the commission.
The commission meeting is scheduled for April 18. For more information, go online to fwp.mt.gov/aboutfwp/commission.