186 allowed to be taken in an attempt to reduce MT wolf population to between 411 and 488.
This has been in the news for a while but we didn’t report it here because we all have been traveling.
Montana wants to reduce the population of wolves to between 411 and 488. They have decided to allow hunters to kill up to 186 wolves of which 111 could be taken from northwest Montana, 34 in western Montana, and 34 in southwest Montana.
It’s still a very hot debate as was pointed out by the commissioners:
Commissioner Ron Moody of Lewistown described many of the comments as expressing a “narrow, culturally bigoted point of view which expresses an inflexible ideological” contempt for people with other viewpoints.
Montana FWP more than doubles wolf hunt quota for 2010.
By JENNIFER McKEE Missoulian State Bureau