Senate Bill 183 would limit the number of wolves in Montana to 225.
Montana State Senator Joe Balyeat (R-Belgrade) has introduced Senate Bill 183 which would limit the number of wolves in Montana to just 225. Currently the estimated number of wolves in Montana is around 500 according to the recently released Montana Gray Wolf Conservation and Management 2008 Annual Report.
“I acknowledge it’s strong medicine, but I believe we need strong medicine to deal with this wolf crisis”
This kind of “medicine”/legislation would likely scuttle the current delisting process all by itself and hand management of wolves in Montana back to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, maybe for good. Perhaps there is something to love about this bill by all sides. 😉
Balyeat bill would cap wolves in state
Bozeman Daily Chronicle