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Game and Fish Proposes Reduced Wolf Hunt Quota

posted Jun 30, 2019, 7:38 PM by chloe owens

5/7/2019, by Joy Ufford Sublette, Gillette News Record

Game and Fish proposes reduced wolf hunt quota

One of the anticipated changes to this year’s hunting season regulations will be the trophy-game gray wolf quota set by Wyoming Game and Fish each year. This year, with most trophy wolf hunt areas opening on Sept. 1, Game and Fish is proposing a lower harvest of 34, compared to the quota of 58 set in 2018. The proposed wolf hunts as well as changes in furbearing, falconry, firearm cartridges, archery and mountain lion’s regulations will be discussed and are open for comment through June 17. The proposed 2019 wolf quota appears conservative, with some quotas almost halved from 2018, but large carnivore biologist Ken Mills of Pinedale said the end-of-year objective remains at about 160 wolves…Last year ended with an estimated 152 wolves within the trophy-game management area, eight below the wildlife agency’s objective. Balancing all of the factors includes gaining eight more wolves to be right at 160.