Montana wolf proposals draw thousands of comments


he majority of public comments submitted in response to proposed changes to Montana wolf hunting and trapping regulations opposed killing wolves, although those from Montanans were more evenly split.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reported roughly 25,000 public comments were submitted ahead of next week’s Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting. About 19,000 comments were form letters that generally opposed killing wolves or the proposed methods, according to agenda materials. About 90% of non-form letter comments also opposed killing wolves or expressed ethical or conflict concerns. About 1,000 comments could be identified as submitted from Montana, and those were about evenly split between support and opposition, according to FWP analysis.

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