HELENA (AP) — Montana wildlife officials have closed wolf hunting for the season in an area north of Yellowstone National Park after hunters exceeded the quota of wolves that can be killed there.
Ron Aasheim of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says hunters killed three wolves on Saturday in an area bordering the park that stretches across the southern end of Park, Sweet Grass, and Carbon counties.
That area is one of three wolf management units in the state with hunting limits. The quota for that area is two wolves.
Aasheim says he does not know whether the hunters were separate or together when they killed the wolves. He says they properly reported the kills within 24 hours and the area was closed to further hunting Sunday afternoon.