Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Wolf Hunting Closed in North Fork District Near Glacier Park

A total of 16 wolves have been taken by hunters in Northwest Montana Region One
The hunting and trapping of all wolves in the North Fork Flathead River drainage west of Glacier National Park has ended, wildlife officials announced late last week.

Two wolves were reported killed in Montana Wolf Management Unit 110, which includes portions of Lincoln and Flathead counties. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed the district to hunting Oct. 30.

The order halting the hunt came after two wolves were reported killed, meeting the pre-established harvest quota in WMU 110. The district is one of three in the state with quotas. District 313 near Yellowstone National Park also closed Oct. 30 after the quota of two wolves was met. District 316, also near Yellowstone, has had one wolf killed out of two allowed.

As of Nov. 2, a total of 16 wolves have been taken by hunters in Northwest Montana Region One compared to 13 at this time last year. A total of 50 wolves have been harvested statewide compared to 48 this time last year.

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