[large thumbnail url="montana-doubles-wolf-hunting-quota" filename="news" year="2010" month="07" day="08"] [thumbnail icon url="montana-doubles-wolf-hunting-quota" filename="news" year="2010" month="07" day="08"] The Montana FWP Commission has decided on a quota for the 2010 wolf hunt, and it more than doubles the 2009 quota.
The Associated Press reports the following:
Helena, Mont. (AP) – Montana’s wildlife commission on Thursday set the quota for this year’s wolf hunt at 186, more than doubling last year’s quota, with the aim of reducing the state’s wolf population for the first time since being reintroduced to the Northern Rockies in 1995.
But whether a hunting season actually happens may be in the hands of a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy is expected to make a ruling after hearing arguments last month in a lawsuit brought by environmental groups seeking to restore Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Montana and Idaho.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission also created an archery hunt for 2010 and increased the number of management areas from three to 13 to have more control over the number of wolves killed in a given region…
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