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New Montana law allows more wolf permits, lessens non-resident costs

A wolf management bill that won swift and overwhelming bipartisan support in the Montana Legislature was signed into law Wednesday by the state’s new governor.

Gov. Steve Bullock said the law, sponsored by Rep. Kelly Flynn, will allow hunters to purchase up to three wolf licenses and lowers the price of a nonresident wolf license from $350 to $50. The measure will also fortify state wildlife officials’ science-based efforts to manage Montana’s recovered and growing wolf population, Bullock said.

“This legislation leaves management of the gray wolf where it belongs, in the hands of scientists, not politicians,” Bullock said.

The legislation was amended by lawmakers to allow hunting and trapping of wolves near national parks and allows wildlife officials to close such areas after established wolf harvest quotas are met…

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