A district court judge in Helena has put a halt to the current regulations to a few districts in Montana as of Tuesday. The changes are follows:
According to a release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the changes outlined in the temporary restraining order are as follows:Reinstitutes wolf management units (WMU) 110, 313, and 316 as they existed in the 2020 wolf regulations. WMU 110 borders Glacier National Park and WMUs 313 and 316 are north of Yellowstone National ParkReinstitutes the quotas for WMU 110, 313, 316 as they existed in the 2020 wolf regulations, which are two wolves in WMU 110 and one wolf each in WMU 313 and 316. Currently, one wolf has been harvested in WMU 313 and no wolves have been harvested in WMU 316 and 110. Wolf hunting and trapping in WMU 313 is now closed.Restricts all hunters and trappers to harvesting five wolves total per person, per season.Prohibits the use of snares as a legal method of take for trapping wolves.
Montana FWP director Hank Worsech is prepared to defend that the department has proven they can manage wolves and the state has a stable population of wolves. The state’s management is based on facts and science and will make legal arguments on November 28th.