Republican Governor Candidate Proposes Wolf Plan

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Republican candidate for governor Rick Hill is proposing a “no tolerance zone” aimed at keeping wolves from taking hold in parts of central and eastern Montana.

Hill is a former congressman who is currently leading a very crowded GOP primary in fundraising.

Hill says current management efforts, the subject of much regulatory and legal wrangling, have not been effective. He said wolf populations are growing too much despite the state hunt.

Hill says anyone should be able to legally shoot wolves found in the no tolerance zone he envisions for central and eastern Montana.

Other Republicans running for governor have also made strong statements against the spread of wolves.

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