PREDATORS -- Hunters across Montana have shot 145 wolves since the season opened in early September.
The state has set a statewide quota of 220 wolves for the season that started in early September. If that quota is reached, it would reduce the state's wolf population to roughly 425 animals before the spring pupping season.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission recently extended the wolf hunt through Feb. 15, unless quotas are met for individual districts.
Several hunting units have met quotas and hunting has been closed.
Unlike Idaho, Montana does not allow public wolf trapping.
IDAHO: See details here on Idaho's toll of at least 269 wolves killed by hunters and trappers since August.