Wolf hunting, trapping ends in southwestern Montana

From the Challis Messenger:

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wolf hunting and trapping ended for the season in southwestern Montana after hunters killed 82 wolves in the region, the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks said Feb. 17.

Yellowstone National Park officials had asked the state in December to suspend wolf hunting and trapping in some areas along the park’s border, saying the number of wolves killed marked a significant setback for the long-term viability of Yellowstone’s wolf packs.

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