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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:11 AM

Mont. shuts down wolf harvest near Yellowstone

BILLINGS, Mont. Montana wildlife commissioners closed down the state's gray wolf season in some areas north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, in response to a spate of recent shootings of animals that had been collared for scientific research.

The move shuts down hunting and trapping in areas to the east and west of the town of Gardiner, just days before trapping season was set to begin.

But wildlife commissioners did not yield to pressure from wildlife advocates to create a permanent and more extensive buffer around the park.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission chairman Bob Ream said commissioners were addressing only "the particular and unique situation" of collared wolves being shot.

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/12/10/2376496/mont-shuts-down-wolf-harvest-near.html#storylink=cpy

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ceile Dec 2012 #1
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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:14 AM

1. At least it's something...

Very sad.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:22 AM

2. Good.

Killing for sport or harvest is wrong.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:30 AM

3. Does anyone have a link to the scientific research why Montana decided to have a wolf season ?

 

I did look but find more opinions than actual research on the subject.
I find proponents cited live stock kills but never hard numbers .

Advocates against cited beautiful animals and barbarism.

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