wolf hunting season http://mtpr.org en Only five additional wolf kills recorded despite liberalized season http://mtpr.org/post/only-five-additional-wolf-kills-recorded-despite-liberalized-season <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The final numbers for this wolf hunting season look to be very close to those from last year. The six-month season ended this past Saturday. Hunters and trappers killed a total of 230 wolves, compared with 225 last season.</span></p><p>The very similar numbers come despite more aggressive hunting rules from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.</p><p>It’s the second year trappers have been added to the state’s strategy to reign in wolf numbers--and trapping numbers actually dropped, from 97 down to 86.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:28:26 +0000 Dan Boyce 16332 at http://mtpr.org Only five additional wolf kills recorded despite liberalized season Wolf Hunt Sabotage manual continues to stir controversy on both sides of wolf debate http://mtpr.org/post/wolf-hunt-sabotage-manual-continues-stir-controversy-both-sides-wolf-debate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An environmental group called Earth First! is distributing a manual on how to sabotage the upcoming wolf hunting season.</span></p><p>It lays out steps for disrupting wolf hunts through methods such as smoke bombs and air horns as well as steps for destroying wolf traps.</p><p>The guide, released last month, continues to generate controversy.</p><p>Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce speaks with people on both sides of the trapping debate who disapprove of the manual—for different reasons.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 23:33:47 +0000 Dan Boyce 8044 at http://mtpr.org Wolf Hunt Sabotage manual continues to stir controversy on both sides of wolf debate 'Wolf Hunt Sabotage Manual' circulated by environmental group http://mtpr.org/post/wolf-hunt-sabotage-manual-circulated-environmental-group <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The environmental organization Earth First began circulating a guidebook on how to sabotage the hunting of wolves last week.</span></p><p>The online guide lays out steps for destroying wolf traps, releasing trapped wolves and disrupting wolf hunts through methods such as smoke bombs and air horns. It asserts states, the NRA, and the Obama Administration are engaging in a conspiracy to wipe wolves off the face of the planet.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:03:46 +0000 Dan Boyce 7121 at http://mtpr.org 'Wolf Hunt Sabotage Manual' circulated by environmental group FWP Commission approves more aggressive wolf season http://mtpr.org/post/fwp-commission-approves-more-aggressive-wolf-season <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montana Wildlife Commissioners have voted unanimously to enact more aggressive hunting and trapping rules for the gray wolf. It’s part of an effort to reduce the predator’s population, which is still higher than state biologists want. This despite recent hunting seasons put in place after wolves were taken off the endangered species list a couple of years ago.</span></p><p>The new rules extend the hunting season, allow more wolves to be taken by individuals and allow the use of electronic calls.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:53:55 +0000 Dan Boyce 5181 at http://mtpr.org FWP Commission approves more aggressive wolf season