Montana ends wolf hunt
by Cat Urbigkit
November 21, 2009
Montana wildlife officials have shut down the state's wolf hunt as quotas were either reached or nearing the limit.
Here's the official press release:
"Wolf hunting in Montana will close statewide Monday, November 16, 2009 at one half-hour after sunset.
"The order halting the hunt came after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that quotas were close to and there was the strong possibility they would be met in WMU 1 and WMU 2. Thirty-eight of the quota of 41 wolves had been taken in Unit 1 and 21 of 22 in WMU 2. WMU 3 was closed on October 26, 2009, the quota of 12 wolves was exceeded by 1 in the unit. Montana’s statewide quota was 75 wolves."