WY Wolf Season Closed
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
January 3, 2014
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that as of Dec. 31, 2013 at 5 p.m., Wyoming's 2013 wolf hunting season has closed. A total of 24 wolves were taken in this fall's trophy wolf hunt (of a total quota of 26).
In addition, 37 wolves were harvested in the predator zone in 2013.In 2103, 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, 115 wolves have been killed in this year's hunting season thusfar, and 24 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, 146 wolves have been harvested by hunters, with the season open until the end of March 2014 in most areas. In addition, 41 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.
Upper Midwest States
For the Great Lakes-area wolf hunting seasons (all of which are now closed:
Minnesota - 217 wolves were taken (17 more than the quota) Michigan - 23 wolves were taken (of a quota of 43); and Wisconsin - 257 wolves were taken (over the quota of 251).