MONTANA’S WOLF POPULATION STILL STRONG, STATE AGENCY SAYS

Wolf numbers in Montana “remained healthy in 2016 and more than three times the federally mandated minimums,” according to a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks news release. The agency counted 477 wolves for 2016, down from 536 wolves in 2015. “(This) doesn’t necessarily reflect a reduction in wolf numbers, but rather a reduction in counting […]

Montana to switch how it counts wolves in state

HELENA, Mont. — Montana wildlife officials say the way they count wolves is too expensive and falls far short of an actual population estimate, so they plan to switch to a model that uses information gathered from hunters. However, wildlife advocates say wolf numbers are declining and the switch could threaten the species’ survival. They […]

Montana to switch how it counts wolves in state

HELENA, Mont. — Montana wildlife officials say the way they count wolves is too expensive and falls far short of an actual population estimate, so they plan to switch to a model that uses information gathered from hunters. However, wildlife advocates say wolf numbers are declining and the switch could threaten the species’ survival. They […]

Wolves Kill for the Pure Pleasure of Killing…

The below clip comes from the print news media, Western AG Reporter: For a full sized image, go here: AbsarokeeWolfKill

Wildlife agents kill last of Rosebud wolf pack

BILLINGS – All six members of the Rosebud wolf pack have been killed, a spokesman for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks said Friday.The last two of the six wolves in the pack were killed Friday, said agency spokesman Bob Gibson. Source: Wildlife agents kill last of Rosebud wolf pack

Wolf Sighting Near Schools Prompts Warning in Three Forks, Montana – USA

A wolf sighting near Three Forks has led to a warning for parents. “Our wolf specialist says they could be found basically anywhere,” Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokeswoman Andrea Jones. The sighting was reported in an area north of Three Forks off of U.S. Highway 287 in the area of Wheatland Drive and Rolling […]

Comments to Environmental Quality Control

Environmental Quality Council Helena, Montana, 59620 Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Council; This is for the record: I worked for a short time (1950-1951) in Oaxaca, Mexico for the US Department of Agriculture. I was the Chief of an Inspecting, Vaccinating, Slaughtering Brigade in a horseback sector working to eradicate the Foot and […]

Informing the ‘misinformed’ about wolves

* Reintroduction, recovery goals are backed by questionable motivations By M. DAVID ALLEN Guest Writer (Republished on this website with permission from the author) George Wuerthner wrote May 2 about his desire to respond to “misinformation” regarding the relationship between gray wolves and elk populations across the Northern Rocky Mountains (Elk herds flourish with proper […]