Wildlife Officials Monitoring Wolves Behavior on Flathead Indian Reservation

By Beacon Staff

POLSON – Wildlife officials are keeping an eye on the gray wolves living on the Flathead Indian Reservation.

The wolves are living under a new management plan on the western Montana reservation. Wildlife managers plan to leave the animals be as long as they aren’t excessively killing off livestock or big game living on the tribal lands.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council approved the management plan in June. Tribal leaders want a balanced plan that gives the wolves a chance to prosper and still keep any wolf-human potential conflicts to a minimum.

The management plan went into effect Nov. 1.

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