Montana wolf payout bill called unethical

A pair of bills to encourage more people to kill wolves drew spirited debate at the Montana Legislature’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee Jan. 31. Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Brown, R-Thompson Falls, said the measures would restore balance to struggling elk and deer populations in his region. Opponents called the changes unnecessary and unethical. Brown’s […]

MONTANA WOLF MANAGEMENT MAY SEE CHANGES

Changes are brewing for Montana wolf management. Nearly a dozen bills have been introduced within the state legislature that would change current hunting and trapping regulations for wolves throughout the state. If passed, they would allow for increased wolf hunting quotas and more scrutiny when it comes to trapping, the Independent Records reports.<<<Read More>>>

WOLVES STILL A HOT-BUTTON ISSUE AT LOCAL MEETING

Emotions were strong as hundreds of hunters and trappers from Northwest Montana made their feelings known about wolves in the region at a gathering Wednesday at the Red Lion in Kalispell. The meeting, one of a handful that have been held in Region 1 this winter, was organized by the Montana Sportsmen for Fish and […]

Wolf payout bill draws ethics challenge

A pair of bills to encourage more people to kill wolves drew spirited debate at the Legislature’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee on Thursday. Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Brown, R-Thompson Falls, said the measures would restore balance to struggling elk and deer populations in his region. Opponents called the changes unnecessary and unethical.<<<Read More>>>

FWP: Montana wolf population stabilizing at new, post-hunting levels

Montana’s wolf population has decreased by as many as 300 animals since the state instituted an annual hunt, but biologists monitoring the species believe the number may be stabilizing. That’s according to the newly released Montana Gray Wolf Program Annual Report from the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. At the end of 2017, […]

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