Wolf Hunting News

Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Approves Major Land Acquisition, Amends Game-import Rules

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved acquisition of 7,711 acres of wildlife habitat in Kittitas County and amended rules on importation of harvested game at a meeting here today.

New Wolf Pack in Snake River Unit; Walla Walla Wolf Collared in Oregon

A new wolf pack is using the Snake River wildlife management unit of northeast Oregon, which borders Idaho and includes the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and Wilderness.

Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting, Wolf Plan Work Session Scheduled in Spokane

A Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission work session on a proposed state Wolf Conservation and Management Plan will be held Nov. 3 in Spokane, followed by a meeting Nov. 4 on other issues.

Montana: What Hunters and Others May Not Know About Wolves

Even with more than 560 wolves in Montana and more than 1,600 in the northern Rocky Mountain States of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, many Montanans have yet to see a wolf.

For some that will change this fall.

"Hunters, hikers, anglers, and others are outdoors in force, increasing the odds of a chance encounter this time of year," said Ken McDonald, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wildlife bureau chief. Wolf packs occur primarily in western Montana, but wolves could be found anywhere in the state.

Mexican Authorities Release Mexican Wolves in Sonora

Mexican authorities released five Mexican wolves in the San Luis Mountains in Sonora, Mexico, on Oct. 12, 2011, approximately 80 miles south of Douglas, Ariz. 

Mexico’s desire to release wolves in Sonora as part of its recovery effort has been known for the past two years, although the exact timetable for release was unknown.

Montana State Law and Administrative Rules for Gray Wolves

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has the primary responsibility to conserve and manage the wolf population under Montana’s Nongame and Endangered Species Act (MCA 87-5-101 – 112). Montana law classifies the gray wolf as a state species in need of management statewide. FWP works with private landowners to provide technical assistance on proactive ways to decrease the risk of wolf-caused losses.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Gray Wolf Delisting and Transfer of Gray Wolf Management to the State of Wyoming

Following approval of a revised wolf management plan by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to remove the gray wolf population in Wyoming from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Due to recovery efforts and the provisions of the revised state plan, the Wyoming wolf population is healthy and stable, current and future threats to wolves have been addressed, and a post-delisting monitoring and management framework has been developed.

All Wolf Hunting to Close in WMU 390, Subunit 313/316 Montana

The hunting of all wolves in Montana Wolf Management Subunit 313/316, which include portions of Park County, will close October 6, 2011 at one half-hour after sunset. The remaining portion of Wolf Management Unit 390 will remain open.

The order halting the hunt came after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quota of 3 wolves in subunit 313/316 had been met.

New Law Prohibits Future Ownership of Wolf Hybrids in Maine

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Maine Department of Agriculture are reminding owners that there are new laws in place regarding the possession of wolf hybrids.

Washington Commission Moves Location of Meeting on Recommended Wolf Management Plan

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has changed the location of a special meeting scheduled Thursday, Oct. 6, on a Wolf Conservation and Management Plan recommended by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).