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Mont. wolves increase 15 percent despite hunting

HUNTING -- I'll bet wildlife mangers are wishing prey species such as elk and deer were this resilliant.

Despite months of open hunting, Montana's grey wolf population increased by about 15 percent in 2011.

A report issued by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said the state has at least 653 wolves, with 130 verified packs and 39 breeding pairs, well above the state's wolf plan objectives of a minimum of 15 breeding pairs and 150 wolves.

Here's the story from the Associated Press and Missoulian, along with links to related stories.


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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