Category Archives: Montana

Killing Wolves: A Hunter-Led War Against Science and Wildlife

In this post from his blog, From the Wild Side, long-time backcountry hunter and western outdoor writer David Stalling strongly criticizes recent state-sponsored wolf-killing programs in Idaho. “We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then and have known ever since that there was something new to me in those eyes, something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then and full of trigger-itch; I… Continue reading

Remaining Montana Wolves Get Reprieve

By Derek Goldman, ESC Northern Rockies Representative We’ll, it seems as though wolves will get a reprieve from Montana hunters for the remainder of the year. As of one half hour past sunset on Monday, state wildlife managers in Montana officially closed the inaugural wolf hunting season when it appeared the hunting quota would be reached. Here’s a quick recap: The statewide quota was set at 75; 72 wolves were legally killed, plus at least 2 illegally. 15,600 wolf licenses… Continue reading