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Colville Tribe removes wolf hunting limits for members

In this July 15, 2013 photo, a yearling female gray wolf is set in the shade by Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologists so it can continue waking from the effect of tranquilizers after it was captured and fitted with ear tags and a GPS collar in Pend Oreille County in Washington state. Colville Tribal hunters may now hunt wolves year-round on tribal grounds. The rule change, posted Thursday, also removed a three-wolf season limit. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
In this July 15, 2013 photo, a yearling female gray wolf is set in the shade by Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologists so it can continue waking from the effect of tranquilizers after it was captured and fitted with ear tags and a GPS collar in Pend Oreille County in Washington state. Colville Tribal hunters may now hunt wolves year-round on tribal grounds. The rule change, posted Thursday, also removed a three-wolf season limit. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Colville Tribal hunters may now hunt wolves year-round on tribal grounds. The rule change, posted Friday, also removed a three-wolf season limit.

Wolf hunting was scheduled to end on the north half of the reservation at the end of February. The north half is comprised of tribal, state and federal land.

Wolf hunting is not allowed in Washington however, Tribes aren’t bound by state and federal rules and can hunt wolves under rules set by their tribal wildlife officials.

The Colville Tribe first allowed wolf hunting in 2012.

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