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Montana Advances 100-Wolf Quota for Landowners

posted Jun 2, 2014, 4:46 PM by chloe owens

5/22/14, by SF Gate

Montana advances 100-wolf quota for landowners

Montana landownders could kill a combined 100 gray wolves annually if the predators are perceived to pose a threat to humans or domestic animals, according to a rule that received initial backing from state wildlife commissioners Thursday.  The proposal significantly expands the circumstances under which wolves can be killed without a hunting license…Previously, landowner were largely limited to shooting wolves that had attacked or were attacking livestock.  Under the new rule, shooting wolves would be permitted whenever they pose a potential threat to human safety, livestock or domestic dogs.  Critics say the proposal is excessive and equates to a year-round wolf-hunting season.