Unlike Idaho, Montana FWP will set a quota for the state’s wolf hunt-

Today, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Commission will set the wolf hunt quota for this fall’s hunt at 220 wolves. If met and the underlying assumptions behind the estimate are factually correct, this quota is expected to result in a decline in the state’s wolf population of 25%. Here is the AP story.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle ran a detailed story last Sunday, July 10, on the debate over the quota and the effects of its implementation. Not surprisingly, there are many who think the results will be different because the assumptions are wrong.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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July 2011


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey