Friday, October 28, 2005
A new offering on Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' web site is designed to help hunters and others in the outdoors learn more about the state's wolf population.
The new web site offers details on the state-led wolf program, information on wolf livestock interactions; a report on wolf-ungulate studies in Montana; information on what to do if you encounter a wolf, and more. To get there, visit the the FWP's Wolf Conservation & Management web page.
“The web pages put important information on wolves at the public's fingertips. We'll also provide periodic updates, especially as we gain reports of wolf sightings by hunters and others,” said Carolyn Sime, who coordinates the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wolf conservation and management program from Helena.
A new "Wolves and Big Game" information card to help hunters identify and report wolves will be available from FWP offices and most licenses providers this week.
Sime said FWP is working to make information readily available to the public about all facets of the new state wolf program.
Wolves in northern Montana are currently managed as "endangered" and wolves in southern Montana are managed as "experimental, non-essential." FWP's wolf program works to conserve and actively manage a recovered wolf population. Hunting will be prohibited until the wolf is no longer protected under the Endangered Species Act.
To report a dead wolf or possible illegal activity, call 1-800-TIP-MONT, or contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 307-261-6365.