Monday will open the sale of wolf tags in Montana. One can purchase them online at www.fwp.mt.gov , or at vendors throughout the state. A resident's tag will cost $19 and a non-resident will pay $350. You must already have or purchase the 2011 conservation license.
The quota of wolves is set at 220, with each wolf management zone having a quota of its own. There are 14 wolf management zones available for hunting. Hunters must get permission to hunt on private land.
The use of dogs, bait, sent, lures, traps, lights, electronic tracking devices, or any recorded or electrically amplified bird or animal call to hunt or attract wolves is prohibited.
Montana's regulations and seasons for wolves include: .
» Early season backcountry archery: Sept. 3-14;
» Early season backcountry rifle: Sept. 15-Dec. 31.
» General season archery: Sept. 3-Oct. 16.
» General season rifle: Oct. 22-Dec. 31
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks can close a wolf zone with 24 hours notice. It is up to the hunter to check before going out to make sure the area is still open. Once the quota is filled per unit that area will be closed for the season. If the quota is not full the season will remain open until December 31st.
For a hunter to be able to keep the pelt and skull they must tag the wolf and present it to an FWP employee personally within 10 days of the harvest. If the hunter is able to harvest a wolf they must report the kill within 12 hours by calling 877-397-9453. From Greatfallstribune.com .