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MT: Wolf Hunt Closes

by Jackson Hole Radio News

The hunting and trapping of all wolves in Montana Wolf Management Unit 313, which include portions of Park County north of Gardiner, closed yesterday at one half-hour after sunset. The order halting the hunt came after Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quota of one wolf had been met for the hunt unit. As controversial as wolf management and recovery efforts are, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks approved a quota system of hunting in the state for the canid. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks had proposed reducing hunting quotas in Wolf Management Units 313 and 316, just north of Yellowstone, from two each to one each last December, according to a report in The Missoulian. Ultimately, the report goes on, commissioners decided to keep Region 1 under 2019 regulations, “but reduce the quotas to one wolf in each of the districts near Yellowstone.”