Western Wolf Hunt Update
About 350 wolves taken in three states
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
December 26, 2013
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that as of December 23, 2013 at 11 a.m., 23 wolves have been taken in this fall's trophy wolf hunt (of a total quota of 26) since the hunting season opened this fall, and 35 have been harvested in the predator zone since the state of the year. The hunting season in the trophy game area is slated to close at the end of the year, or when the quota is reached, whichever occurs first.
In Montana, 111 wolves have been killed in this year's hunting season thusfar, and 12 have been taken through trapping. 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, 143 wolves have been harvested by hunters, with the season open until the end of March 2014 in most areas. In addition, 30 wolves have been taken in the current trapping season. 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.