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Wolf Hunting Guide

A new state law allows landowners or their agents to take up to 100 wolves a year that potentially threaten livestock, domestic dogs or human safety. The quota will be examined in four 25-wolf increments. The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission must approve the next increment toward the 100-wolf quota.

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To report the harvest of a wolf, please call the Harvest Reporting line at 1-877-FWP-WILD (1-877-397-9453). Obtain current harvest info by calling 1-800-385-7826.

Wolf Hunting/Trapping Season Status

Status updated: Jun 17, 2014 11:12 AM.
Archery/General Season Trapping Season
Wolf Management
Harvest Limit Harvest Hunting Season Status Harvest Trapping Season Status Total Harvest
Wolf Harvest Total: 0 0 0

2014 Season Dates

2014 Season Date Card
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Date Setting Process

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Click on the calendar icon in the table(s) below to see the date setting process for each species/hunting season.

2014 Wolf Season Dates

  Start Date End Date Process
September 6 September 14 Calendar icon and link
Backcountry Rifle
September 15   Calendar icon and link
General Season Rifle
September 15 March 15, 2015 Calendar icon and link
December 15 February 28, 2015 Calendar icon and link

* 2014 Wolf Season Dates will be adopted at the F&W Commission meeting in July, 2014.

If you experience any issues downloading the regulations please visit the System Requirements page to learn about common problems or contact technical support.

Corrections to printed 2014 Wolf Regulations

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Error: "Completion of either the Idaho or Montana wolf trapping certification class is mandatory" was incorrectly included under the requirement of a Wolf license. Correction: "Completion of either the Idaho or Montana wolf trapping certification class is mandatory" was removed from the Wolf License Requirements column. Certification is required for trapping wolves.
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Error: The Harvest Quota for WMU 316 was listed as 2 any legal wolf. Correction: The Harvest Quota for WMU 316 is 3 any legal wolf.

2014 Wolf Regulations

Pages 1–12 PDF icon and link 830 KB

eBook Version

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Recommended Riggings for Wolf Trapping

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Setback Requirements on High Recreational Use Trails and Roads

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NOTE: The use of bait is prohibited to hunt wolves.

Resident License Applications

2014 Resident Wolf License Application

Application will be available approximately August 4, 2014.

Nonresident License Applications

2014 Nonresident Wolf License Application

Application will be available approximately August 4, 2014.

Wolves and Wolf Parasites

Opportunity for Public Comment

Wolf links


Report a Wolf Observation

Click to report a wolf.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks requests that the public report any sightings or signs of wolves. A gray wolf is, on average, 2.5 feet tall; 5-6 feet long; 70-120 pounds with a broad snout, round ears, and fur ranging from gray, black, or tan to white.

Report Wolf Sighting or Sign

To report wolves or wolf sign, contact the nearest FWP regional or state office or use the online Wolf Observation Report.

Report a Dead Wolf or Illegal Activity

To report a dead wolf or possible illegal activity, call 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).