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Montana wolf tags on sale Monday

HUNTING -- Montana's wolf-hunting licenses will go on sale Monday, Aug. 8.

Licenses will be valid within 14 specifically defined wolf management units. Hunters must obtain permission to hunt on private lands, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say.

Idaho's tags already are on sale, but interest is far lower than the first season two years ago.

Read on for Montana details.

How to purchase

  • Hunters can purchase a wolf license online, or from any FWP regional office or license provider.
  • Hunters must have, or also purchase, a 2011 conservation license.
  • Wolf hunting licenses are $19 for residents and $350 for nonresidents.

Regulations and Seasons

  • Early Season Backcountry Archery: Sept. 3-14.
  • Early Season Backcountry Rifle: Sept. 15-Dec. 31.
  • General Season Archery: Sept. 3-Oct. 16.
  • General Season Rifle: Oct. 22-Dec. 31.
  • The hunting season will close in a specific WMU when the quota is reached.
  • If a WMU's quota isn't met, the wolf-hunting season would be extended in that area through Dec. 31.
  • Wolf hunting regulationsare available via the FWP website, and from most FWP license providers.
  • Hunters cannot use any motorized vehicle—including OHVs and snowmobiles—to hunt wolves. 

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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