Update on western wolf harvest
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
November 21, 2013
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that as of Nov. 18, 2013 at 4 p.m., 19 wolves have been taken in this fall's trophy wolf hunt (of a total quota of 26). Four wolf hunt areas remain open until either the quota in each area is met, or the end of the year (whichever occurs first). In addition, 32 wolves have been killed in the predatory zone of the state since the start of 2013. The year prior, 42 wolves were killed in Wyoming's trophy game areas (of a total quota of 52), while 25 were taken in the predator zone of the state.
In Montana, 82 wolves have been killed in this year's hunting season thus far. General season rifle is open until March 15, 2014, and the trapping season runs from Dec. 15 to Feb. 28, 2014. The year prior, hunters harvested 128 wolves, while trappers took 97.
In Idaho, 124 wolves have been harvested by hunters, with the season open until the end of March 2014 in most areas. In last year's seasons, Idaho hunters harvested 199 wolves, while trappers took another 120. The year prior, hunters took 255, while trappers took 124.