UPDATE: September 9/7/11
IDFG changed dead wolf numbers from eleven to ten???
Well here’s the grim news. Montana FWP is now saying one wolf was killed by a bow-hunter on Sunday, instead of two wolves as had been reported. It’s all just sickening and depressing. Meanwhile over in Idaho, the death toll for wolves now stands at ten and counting. How much more carnage before America wakes up and speaks out??
Archery season’s first wolf killed Sunday
Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 12:15 am | Updated: 6:29 pm, Tue Sep 6, 2011.
CARLY FLANDRO, Chronicle Staff Writer |
Montana’s archery season for wolves opened Saturday, and the following day, the first wolf was killed.
Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, said the wolf, a male, was harvested in Stillwater County.
The kill marks the first in the state’s 2011 wolf hunt, which is only the second of its kind to take place. The first occurred in 2009, and both hunts have been surrounded by debate over how many wolves should be killed and whether they should be hunted at all.
This season, hunters are allowed to kill 220 wolves — nearly triple the 2009 quota of 75.
Photo: Howling for Justice
Posted in: Wolf Wars, Montana wolf hunt, Idaho wolf hunt
Tags: wolf hunts, wolves suffering, bow hunting cruelty