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Montana's First-Ever Wolf Trapping Season Opens Saturday :(

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Montana's first wolf trapping season begins Saturday, and more than 2,400 people statewide have been certified to participate."We are clearly aiming to reduce the wolf population in Montana," *cries*


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Yulan Lawson (156)
Monday December 17, 2012, 3:25 pm
When are we going to stop and get it.

roxy H (350)
Monday December 17, 2012, 3:36 pm
MONTANA's first-ever wolf trapping season opens Saturday (today)...

GREAT FALLS, MONT. -- Montana's first wolf trapping season begins Saturday, and more than 2,400 people statewide have been certified to participate.

Montana held its first wolf hunting season in 2009. In the two wolf seasons since, hunters were unable to meet the harvest quota. The Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission voted to allow trapping during the 2012-2013 season, and this year there is no statewide quota.

"We are clearly aiming to reduce the wolf population in Montana," said Ken McDonald, FWP's wildlife bureau chief in Helena, earlier this year.

In order to trap wolves, hunters are required to complete a six-hour class, covering some of the gear, procedures and ethics of trapping.

"There was tremendous demand for the classes," said George Pauley, wildlife management section supervisor for FWP.

FWP offered some 2,700 class slots and certified more than 2,400 trappers.

"I think we were surprised," Pauley said. "We didn't expect quite that many."

The general archery season for wolves started in September, followed by rifle season in October.

Idaho allowed wolf trapping for the first time last year, and it increased the harvest by about 50 percent compared to the previous wolf hunt, Pauley said. However, Idaho allowed traps and snares, but snares are illegal in Montana.

Wisconsin hunters also saw success with a wolf-trapping season, Smucker said.

Trappers are required to check their traps every 48 hours and must kill trapped wolves immediately. A wolf harvest must be reported to FWP within 24 hours by calling 800-385-7826. Wolves must be brought to FWP within 10 days of harvest.

If someone does come across a trap, it is illegal to move it or otherwise disturb it.

"It is illegal to step on that trap or disturb that trap in anyway," he said.

Wolf trapping and general rifle seasons end Feb. 28, but some trapping and hunting rules may change between now and then. There are several wolf-related bills that may be introduced when the Legislature convenes in January.

Other bills would allow hunters to use electronic calls and allow hunters to harvest more than one wolf.

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This August 2012 photo shows an image provided by Wolves of the Rockies of the Lamar Canyon wolf pack on a hillside in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. The pack’s alpha female was shot Dec. 6, in Wyoming, among at least five collared wolves from Yellowstone killed by hunters this fall. Four more wolves collared in the park but no longer living there also have been shot.

Shadow Manypaths (16)
Monday December 17, 2012, 5:12 pm
i received an email yesterday that Montana has established a buffer zone around the Yellowstone perimeter - due to overwhelming pressure from people like us - so progress IS being made. the battle continues...

Terry V (30)
Monday December 17, 2012, 5:26 pm

Call Off The Wolf Guns

Wolves, We are One

Wolves- On My Way

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday December 17, 2012, 9:18 pm
Dear God, I am begging you to protect these precious animals.

naomi cohen (55)
Monday December 17, 2012, 9:21 pm
thank you, roxy so very much. we must do all we can, as i know you do, to save the wolves.

Danuta Watola (1251)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 4:58 am

Lenicka R (60)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 2:11 pm
Noted in sadness

Giana P (398)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 2:10 am
Noted with great sadness.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 2:12 am
And when we have killed every living thing, and destroyed the oceans and the land, then what? The only thing we know how to do is destroy. Evil, spiteful, greedy little ape-men. I hate humans. Humans suck.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 2:33 am
They are hoping to reduce the wolf population!!!!! - well I am praying hard that God reduces the filthy, wicked human nation, starting with these barbaric, callous, deranged bastards.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 2:37 am
sadly noted

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 2:53 am
Thank you so Much, Roxy & Terry V.

Tanya W (65)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 3:29 am
Noted, signed and wondering what you sick creeps are going to kill when all the animals are extinct?? I'm hoping each other so there are fewer trappers, murderers & killers in this world!!!

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 3:30 am
This is one of the worst news items I have read today. I know iits been coming but hoped that sense would prevail.

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 3:47 am

Tanya W (65)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 3:48 am
Why don't the shooters prove they you are all that and stand with the wolves and against the hunters. That would show bravery not staring down a defenceless animal through a gun barrel. Cowards the lot of you!!! Man up!!

Donna Hamilton (159)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 4:51 am
Sadly noted. Thanks, Roxy.

Robert B (55)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 7:32 am
Why do these heartless people insist on killing wolves? What kind of soulless jerk would even want to trap an innocent animal and shoot it? I just don't understand that kind of sick primitive mentality. All I can say is that ALL of these people with have to answer for their actions. If they think they can escape Karma, they are sadly mistaken. They WILL pay.

Sandra Downie (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 7:53 am
All of these horrible acts of cruelty against our wildlife, our planet, and now our children, make you wonder if those who believe the end is near, may be right. Evil seems to be increasing and the final battle may be close at hand.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 7:56 am
"So far hunters have killed 90 wolves this year, which is less than last year." For all the reasons they suggested, they forgot the most obvious one. Maybe there are fewer wolves? Maybe next year, if G*d forbid they persist in this slaughter, there will be even fewer?

. (7)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:49 am
it's sickening, it's so very sad, what is wrong with these people? Our beautiful wolves will be gone. Thanks Roxy and Terry.

Missy G (24)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 9:14 am
Humans are disgusting

Iveta Cer (38)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 9:46 am
Sad news :( :(

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 9:50 am
Sadly noted.This is upsetting news. I agree with Barbara D in that maybe there are fewer wolves to be killed but they don't even think about that. This madness must stop. Thanks so much, Roxy.

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:51 pm
Trapping is especially cruel as the animals will suffer for hours until the sadistic hunter decides to finally kill the poor animal.

Wendy F (62)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:29 am

Barbara Erdman (63)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:43 am
Noted and all I can say is NOT HAPPY about this Roxy :-0
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