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Newest Wolf-Hunting Season Opens Monday

posted Nov 6, 2012, 12:02 PM by chloe owens

10/13/12, Daily Inter Lake (MT)

Newest wolf-hunting season opens Monday

Montana’s wolf hunting season opens Monday morning, but the state’s first trapping season for wolves doesn’t get under way until Dec. 15.  So far, 9,000 wolf hunting permits have been sold, the vast majority of them to Montana residents for $20 but some to nonresidents for $350.

Tom Palmer, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in Helena, said it is expected that more licenses will be sold in the weeks leading up to the season’s end on Feb. 28.  Last year, 18,689 licenses were sold.

The wolf harvest easily could exceed last year’s count of 177 wolves because of trapping and the removal of quotas for the entire state except in small wolf-hunting districts adjacent to Glacier and Yellowstone national parks.