Montana Hunters Harvest 44 Wolves So Far
Through the second weekend of deer and elk rifle season in Montana, 44 wolves have been harvested. There are still four weeks left in the deer/elk season. The archery and back country rifle wolf season opened in September, and by the time deer and elk rifle season opened 11 wolves had been harvested. With seasons opening FWP expects more wolves will be harvested as more hunters enter the field.
Mike Thompson, FWP Region 2 wildlife manager in Missoula, added that biologist have heard from hunters who have seen wolves, yet didn't have a license for them. They're also hearing from hunters who actively pursued wolves, rather than just buying the tag to have while chasing deer or elk.
However the harvest is not evenly distributed across the state in the units. In some areas very few wolves are being killed, where there is a high quota. FWP thinks there will at least be 100 harvested, but not sure after that. From The Billings Gazette.