Columbia Falls Man Kills Wolf in Bob Marshall

By Beacon Staff

A Columbia Falls hunter has taken the first wolf from the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.

Daniel Pettit called the state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department Friday to report that he shot a wolf on Soakem Mountain, in the Great Bear Wilderness at the northern end of the complex.

Caroline Sime, FWP wolf management coordinator, says it was the first wolf taken in the northern tier of the state. There is a 41-wolf quota for that area and a 75-wolf quota for the entire state.

Nearly 10,000 wolf permits have been sold in Montana. The backcountry season is open Sept. 15 through Nov. 29, while the general season is open Oct. 25-Nov. 29. A winter season will be held in December if quotas haven’t been met.

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