Gray wolves in the Northern Rocky states of Montana and Idaho are being aggressively targeted for killing under recently-enacted laws and policies in those states. In Idaho, there are no limits on the number of wolves one person can shoot or trap. In Montana, hunters and trappers can kill as many as 20 wolves each. More than 150 wolves have been killed in September of last year–in Montana alone.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service was legally required to make a decision on Endangered Species Act protections on May 26 of 2022. They missed this deadline and have provided no explanation for their unlawful delay in the weeks and months that have followed.