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Six of America’s symbolic bird and four wolves fall to poison in vicinity of the Big Prairie Ranger Station-

Last May six bald eagles and four wolves were found dead in the general area of the Big Prairie Ranger Station inside the Bob Marshall Wilderness of NW Montana. This is far up the South Fork […]

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Understanding Montana’s Wolf Policy Decision

George Wuerthner

On July 12, 2012, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MDFWP) Commissioners voted 4-0 to increase wolf hunting in the state, expanding the hunting season and permitting the trapping of wolves for the first time as well. The goal is to reduce wolf numbers across the […]

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Proposed new hunting rules would allow unlimited wolf killing right up to YNP boundary-
Public comment could change this-

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks doesn’t think they killed enough wolves in the last hunt.  As a result they are proposing hunting rules like Idaho had last year  and more — no quotas, electronic […]

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There might be an unusual amount of wolf/mountain lion conflict along the Idaho-Montana border-

Liz Bradley, a wolf manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has found an unusually high number of wolves killed by cougar in the Bitterroot Mountains near the Montana-Idaho border from Lolo on the north to near the Idaho border on […]

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I recently attended the wolf hearings held by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission in Helena.

The commission is considering initiation of a trapping season, as well as eliminating quotas on the number of wolves that may be killed. The goal is to significantly reduce the state’s wolf population which currently numbers […]

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Large public turnout. Many opinions. General support for plan about 3 to 2-

The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission heard testimony yesterday on their plan to have a longer wolf hunt with no quota and many new ways of killing wolves, including trapping. There will be a quota around Yellowstone Park, however, to prevent […]

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No quotas, long seasons, trapping, electronic calls, 3 wolf bag limit-

Many will argue that Montana FWP will throw caution out the window for wolf hunting in 2012-13 season.  After two hunts in the space of three years did not clearly reduce the Montana wolf population, it looks like the state’s wildlife commission will issue […]

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Chairman of the State Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission chair says Montana elk are 22,000 over state objectives-

Anti-wolf sentiment seems high in Montana, judging from the media, but mostly from the Republican Party. However, the chairman of Montana FWP Commission, Dr. Robert Ream, once a wolf researcher himself, told Bitterroot Valley residents that the […]

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the many wolf advocacy groups who held that Congressman Mike Simpson’s and Senator Jon Tester’s budget rider, which delisted wolves in Idaho, Montana, and parts of Oregon, Washington, and Utah, was unconstitutional.  The panel of judges upheld Judge Donald Mollloy’s ruling that the rider was constitutional.

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The Montana FWP Commission has decided not to extend the wolf hunt in the Bitterroot area. While many claim that the elk declines seen there have been due to wolves but a recent study implicates cougars and a quick look at the historic numbers shows that poor hunting management has also contributed to the […]

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