Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park’s has created a Web page to track the harvest status of the state’s first-ever, fair-chase wolf hunting season, which opened Sept. 15 in some backcountry hunting districts. The general wolf season opener, still about six weeks away, is set for Oct. 25.
The Wolf Hunting Season Status Web page tracks Montana’s statewide harvest quota of 75 wolves across three specifically defined wolf management units, each with its own harvest quota. The site will be updated each weekday at 1 p.m. For weekend updates hunters can call 1-800-385-7826 for the latest wolf harvest status and closure information.
Hunters have strict reporting requirements. Upon the harvest of a wolf, hunters must call 1-877-FWP-WILD (1-877-397-9453) within 12 hours to file a report. When a wolf management unit reaches its quota, FWP will close the season there upon 24-hour’s notice.
To find the Wolf Hunting Season Status Web page, visit FWP online at fwp.mt.gov. Click “Montana Wolf Hunt,” then click “Wolf Status.”
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