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If You See A Wolf When You're Recreating Outdoors, Please Report Its' Location
Friday, May 26, 2006
Fish & Wildlife
This news release was archived on Monday, June 26, 2006

Male Adult Wolf

Male adult wolf near Moccasin Lake south of Big Timber in the Boulder Creek drainage. Montana FWP photo by Val Asher, FWP wolf manager.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, requests that those recreating in the outdoors report any sightings or signs of wolves. 

A gray wolf is, on average, 2.5 feet tall, 5-6 feet long, and 70-120 pounds with a broad snout, round ears and fur ranging from gray, black or  white.

To report wolves or wolf sign, contact the nearest FWP office, or go to FWP's Wolf Observation Report web page.

To report a dead wolf, or possible illegal activity, contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 307-261-6365, or call 1-800-TIP-MONT.  

FWP prepares annual reports documenting the status and distribution of the Montana wolf population and makes population and other management decisions to help the state meet the challenge of living with wolves.  Additional information on the numbers and locations of wolves will help FWP manage their presence on the landscape and document their numbers.  

Wolves in northern Montana are currently classified as "endangered" and wolves in southern Montana are managed as "experimental, non-essential" populations.

For more information, visit FWP’s Wolf Conservation & Management web page.