The wolf harvest in FWP Region 3 is approaching the threshold of 82 wolves, which will trigger the end of the wolf trapping and hunting season in Region 3. The harvest as of today is 80 wolves.
Last month, the Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to close wolf hunting and trapping in Region 3 upon meeting the threshold of 82 wolves in the region. The closure will go into effect immediately after FWP announces the harvest of the 82nd wolf in Region 3. At that time trappers in the region must remove their equipment from the field as quickly as possible.
The commission established harvest thresholds in each of FWP’s administrative regions, which total 450 statewide. If harvest meets any of these thresholds, the commission convenes to revisit the regulations and potentially adjust the season structure.
Those interested in up-to-date information on the status of Montana’s wolf harvest can view FWP’s wolf dashboard, which shows the number of wolves harvested by region and wolf management unit (WMU). The dashboard is updated multiple times per day.
For all wolf hunting and trapping regulations and information, visit FWP's wolf webpage.