Skip to comments.Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks seeks several changes for 2010 wolf hunting season
Posted on 05/11/2010 12:42:01 PM PDT by jazusamo
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks department has released its proposal for this year's gray wolf hunting season. It includes numerous changes, including an increased quota, a longer open season and a possible archery-hunting season.
FWP wildlife managers are seeking to increase the statewide quota to either 186 or 216 wolves, up from the 2009 quota of 75 animals. They would also like to create 14 wolf hunting units in three zones, and allow subquotas in some areas during the early season backcountry hunt, including the area directly north of Yellowstone National Park.
"In a word, its all about balance," said Ken McDonald, FWPs chief of wildlife. "Smaller and more wolf management units represent lessons learned from the 2009 hunting season. Some areas contributed more to the harvest than expected and prevented us from addressing management needs in other areas. We want to adjust that to ensure a widely distributed harvest and yet still target areas where were seeing impacts on prey, like elk and deer, and where recurring livestock depredations are anticipated."
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet Thursday in Helena to consider the proposal. If approved, a public comment period expected to run through June 14 will follow. A final decision is scheduled to be made July 8.
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Wolf hunt Ping!
Doesn't matter. It has to happen.
Thanks for the link.
You bet it has to happen. As the number of wolves increase the amount of depredation to wildlife and livestock is steadily increasing and taxpayers are footing the bill.
Here, five miles from downtown Bozeman we have:
Jerks from California as neighbors
Jerks from Florida as neighbors
I'd prefer not to add wolf to this list.
“This is GREAT news.”
The ‘GREAT news’ is extended hunting.
I apologize if I was not clear.
Like Jim Randall says: ‘Kill the fuck*e$.’
I understood and you’re correct. :-)
What about the liberal Bobcats? Especially as there is a new MtSU President.
We're not all liberal.
By the way, I recall Palladin living in a hotel in San Fran (with a big gun, of course).
Uh, I’m a part time resident of Bozeman. I make use of the adult day-care center at Moonlight Basin during the Winter.
I'm sorry to read of your ills.
There are other good adult day-care centers in this area. I have occasionally visited the Big Sky day-care center, in the off chance that I may grow up someday.
Moonlight is nice, though. I trust they take good care of you. I recall visiting there on several occasions when I was thirsty, and they were kind enough to quench my thirst during my time of need.
There is the Adult Day-care bus that takes one to the Day-Care centers. I was only able to attend for slightly more than 90 days this year. Perhaps next year I’ll be able to do better. ;-)
Think of the poor Lift Attendents who need work to do. Not to speak of the poor avalanche dogs who are looking for work.
Besides, it keeps me out of the bars (during the day at least).
Note that I do keep an evil, large SUV in storage out there in case I get a severe case of low altitude sickness that needs immediate attention.
Keep up the good work.
FYI, just in case you are interested:
Unfortunately (for me), the (full time employed) wife unit is not so amused. But hey, one only gets one life (AFAIK).
Who knows, you could come back again.
Perhaps as an unprotected wolf...