The hunters behind the little-known Foundation For Wildlife Management know three things about trapping wolves.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled a wolf trapping certification class for Aug. 18 in Billings.
Dates have been set for wolf trapping certification classes in Bozeman and Butte.
As part of ongoing efforts to monitor the population of gray wolves in northwest Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct trapping operations in the Absaroka Mountains west of Cody. Trapping will begin Sunday and may continue through July 15.
HELENA — A plan to close two areas to wolf trapping just north of Yellowstone National Park will be the topic of a special Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission conference call, with commission members trying to "short circuit" a legal challenge to the closure.
HAMILTON — Montana’s mountain lions need to be careful where they step for the next two months.
MISSOULA — Montana’s 2012 wolf hunt shifted to a new gear on Saturday as trapping became a legal way to take the predators.
The shooting of collared gray wolves from Yellowstone National Park is prompting Montana wildlife commissioners to consider new restrictions against killing the predators in areas near the park.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission is seeking public comment through Nov. 5 on a proposed wolf trapping regulation aimed primarily at preventing the unintended capture of nontargeted small carnivores including Canada lynx, marten and fisher.
Interest in Montana's first wolf-trapping season this winter has been so great that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced Friday that additional classes were being scheduled in Anaconda, Bozeman, Kalispell and Missoula.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wolf specialist Mike Ross teaches aspiring wolf trappers the techniques to properly and legally trap wolves. The class is part of the certification process to acquire a wolf trapping license.
Marshall Tate said that a few years ago he’d be deep in the backcountry elk hunting on a day like Saturday.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold its first wolf trapper certification class on Saturday at the Montana Wild Center in Helena (2668 Broadwater Avenue) beginning at 9 a.m.
The number of prospective wolf trappers interested in taking a state-mandated course to participate in Montana’s first wolf hunting season continues to grow.