Montana Commission to Vote on Wolf Hunt

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Montana wildlife commissioners are set to take a final vote on proposed rule changes to the state’s wolf hunt so that it more closely resembles Idaho’s.

That means allowing some trapping, lifting most quotas and expanding the length of the season. In addition, Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials plan to go to state legislators to ask them to pass bills to expand the hunt further, such as by allowing electronic calls

FWP commissioners are voting on the proposal Thursday in Helena. The plan has generated tremendous public response, particularly by those weighing in on trapping.

The revised proposal would allow licensed trappers to take up to three wolves. Snaring would not be allowed.

The changes were proposed after Montana hunters last year failed to reach the quota of 220 wolves.

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