Montana Sportsmen Want Fast Action on Wolves
The Missoulian has an article running about sportsmen's groups reaction to the delisting of wolves in Montana and Idaho last week. The 13 groups are asking the Montana wildlife officials to move quickly to develop a plan that addresses wolves in problem areas of the state.
"We are looking for sensible, responsible management based on science and not on social issues," said Tony Jones, president of the Ravalli County Fish and Wildlife Association. Montana Wildlife Federation conservation director Ben Lamb said the sportsmen's groups will urge the state to move forward as soon as possible to reduce wolf numbers in the West Fork area. "We felt the letter was necessary to ensure that we don't lose any momentum in moving forward," Lamb said. "We think there is a narrow window in places like the Bitterroot."