If you have ever been to Yellowstone or Tetons National Park (or plan to visit someday) with the hope of seeing wolves, please submit comments. Tell Fish and Game about your experience and what it means to you to catch a glimpse of a wolf.
We need buffer zones bordering our Parks where no wolf hunting is permitted. Urge Montana Fish & Game to establish a buffer zone bordering Glacier & Yellowstone National Parks. Urge Wyoming Fish & Game to establish a buffer zone bordering Yellowstone and the Tetons National Parks. Thank Wyoming for not allowing trapping within the "trophy" zone.
Also request that quotas within a hunting unit be reduced whenever a wolf is killed illegally. This sends the message that poaching will not be tolerated.
Yellowstone Park interpreters annually talk to anywhere from 30,000 to 50,000 people a year about wolves.
Our National Parks
provide an economic benefit to local gateway communities (defined as 60-mile radius around each park boundary). In 2016, the economic output for Yellowstone National Park was $680 million (Tetons $779 million & Glacier $270 million). Yet, wolves can be hunted up to the Park boundary and lured out of the Parks with predator calls.
Montana - The Montana wolf hunting season begins 9/3 when wolf pups are less than five months old and runs through 3/15 (including breeding season). Wolves can also be trapped 12/15-2/28. Persons can kill up to five wolves. It is illegal to hunt wolves over bait but predator calls, including puppy cries are allowed. The deadline to comment is 5/31/17.
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- Within Wyoming's "Predator" zone (which is most of the state) any wolf can be hunted or trapped any time of the year. No license is needed. Wyoming Fish and Game has proposed a quota of 44 wolves to be killed within the "Trophy" zone. No trapping is being proposed. No baiting is allowed, however, gut piles & parts of game left from hunters are not considered "bait". Predator calls are allowed. The deadline to comment is 6/19/17 (5 pm) SUBMIT COMMENTS (Need to scroll down to Wolf Hunting)