First Montana Wolf Killed in Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Area

September 17, 2009

This is a sad day for Montana.

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First wolf kill reported by Roberts hunter

Great Falls Tribune.com

wolf-howling

September 16, 2009

Hunter Perry Zumwalt of Roberts shot the first wolf in this year’s Montana wolf season, Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials reported today shortly afternoon.

Ron Aasheim, head of communication and education for FWP, said the wolf was killed in Hunting District 316, which is in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Area north of Yellowstone Park.

Aasheim said information was limited and he did not know the gender of the wolf.

Hunters have 12 hours to report a wolf kill to FWP, and then they must produce the hide and skull to an FWP agent within 10 days.

Aasheim said he didn’t know how Zumwalt reported the kill.

“We have been telling people that cell phones are more effective than you think,” Aasheim said. “We also have wardens patrolling and they will consider the effort a hunter makes.”

The wolf quota in the area Zumwalt shot his wolf is 12.

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20090916/NEWS01/90916014

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Posted in: Montana wolves, Howling for Justice

Tags: 1st wolf killed in Montana hunt, wolf slaughter, 1910 all over again

Montana Creates Website to Track Wolf Hunts

“Young of the Year” Can Be Taken In the Hunt (PUPPIES!!)

September 17, 2009

Well here we are wolf supporters, at a place we never wanted to be, day three of  the gray wolf hunt in Montana.  The  state has kindly created a website so we can track the killing.  How nice of them.  Well it was obviously created for those who enjoy killing wolves for sport, since they’re not really edible.

I can’t get the picture out of my mind of a “young of the year” wolf pup being shot.  That’s a euphemism for PUPPY.   You’ll find this description  in the Wolf hunting  guide published by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.  The purpose is apparently to tell hunters which wolves they can kill, so there won’t be any confusion when they have a wolf in their sites. 

Who kills a puppy?  Who?

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Montana agency has Web page to track wolf hunt

Associated Press

Story Published: Sep 17, 2009 at 3:31 AM MDT

Story Updated: Sep 17, 2009 at 3:31 AM MDT

HELENA – The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park has created a Web page so people can track the state’s wolf hunting season.The state’s wolf hunt opened Tuesday in some backcountry hunting districts. The general wolf season opener is set for Oct. 25. The wolf hunting Web page tracks Montana’s statewide harvest quota of 75 wolves across three specifically defined wolf management units, each with its own harvest quota. The site will be updated each weekday at 1 p.m.

The Web paged is located on the FWP Web site at www.fwp.mt.gov. Click “Montana Wolf Hunt,” under the For Hunters section, then click “Wolf Status.”

http://www.abcmontana.com/news/state/59606092.html

Posted in: Montana wolves, Howling for Justice

Tags: gray wolf/canis lupus, wolf hunt tracking website, wolves in the crosshairs

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