More Deer Management and Population News by State
Montana wolf hunt, season two July 10, 2011 The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
The 2010 season ended with 72 wolves being taken, 78 percent of which were killed while hunters were pursuing elk or deer, according to FWP. Now, looking back at that year, FWP officials said they learned that hunters can be effective as a management tool. ...But after that hunt, the wolf population increased by 4 percent, Ream said...Scott Creel, a local ecology professor, said if wolves are moderately harvested, it can actually lead to increased populations because of less competition for resources.. A minimm of 425 wolves are expected in the state after the 2011 hunt.
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