Ron Aasheim http://mtpr.net en Only five additional wolf kills recorded despite liberalized season http://mtpr.net/post/only-five-additional-wolf-kills-recorded-despite-liberalized-season <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The final numbers for this wolf hunting season look to be very close to those from last year. The six-month season ended this past Saturday. Hunters and trappers killed a total of 230 wolves, compared with 225 last season.</span></p><p>The very similar numbers come despite more aggressive hunting rules from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.</p><p>It’s the second year trappers have been added to the state’s strategy to reign in wolf numbers--and trapping numbers actually dropped, from 97 down to 86.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:28:26 +0000 Dan Boyce 16332 at http://mtpr.net Only five additional wolf kills recorded despite liberalized season Are wolf populations in Yellowstone leveling out? http://mtpr.net/post/are-wolf-populations-yellowstone-leveling-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new report shows a declining population of wolves in Yellowstone National Park, but a lead author describes it as a result of the predators coming into balance with their environment.</span></p><p>“The number of wolves are here that can be supported by prey,” said Doug Smith, Yellowstone Senior Wildlife Biologist and leader of the Yellowstone Wolf Project.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Dan Boyce 13928 at http://mtpr.net Are wolf populations in Yellowstone leveling out? Trout Unlimited offers $10,000 to stem illegal fish introductions http://mtpr.net/post/trout-unlimited-offers-10000-stem-illegal-fish-introductions <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Montana Chapter of Trout Unlimited announced plans this week to offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who illegally introduce fish species into the state&rsquo;s waters, something wildlife officials say is on the rise.</span></p><p>&quot;It is one of the most irresponsible things that somebody could do to Montana&#39;s fisheries,&quot; said Mark Aagenes, Montana TU Conservation Director.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:41:19 +0000 Dan Boyce 9716 at http://mtpr.net Trout Unlimited offers $10,000 to stem illegal fish introductions 'Wolf Hunt Sabotage Manual' circulated by environmental group http://mtpr.net/post/wolf-hunt-sabotage-manual-circulated-environmental-group <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The environmental organization Earth First began circulating a guidebook on how to sabotage the hunting of wolves last week.</span></p><p>The online guide lays out steps for destroying wolf traps, releasing trapped wolves and disrupting wolf hunts through methods such as smoke bombs and air horns. It asserts states, the NRA, and the Obama Administration are engaging in a conspiracy to wipe wolves off the face of the planet.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:03:46 +0000 Dan Boyce 7121 at http://mtpr.net 'Wolf Hunt Sabotage Manual' circulated by environmental group Despite increasing population, Feds want wolverine on endangered list http://mtpr.net/post/despite-increasing-population-feds-want-wolverine-endangered-list-0 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(55, 55, 55); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">Montana wildlife officials last week expressed their formal opposition to a proposal from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list the wolverine on the Endangered Species List.</span></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 15:41:17 +0000 Dan Boyce 2459 at http://mtpr.net Despite increasing population, Feds want wolverine on endangered list