A look at wolves in Montana


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A grey wolf in Yellowstone National park

While the population remains strong, wolf numbers did again fall slightly in 2022, according to the 2022 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wolf Report.

"We're meeting the legal requirement to reduce wolf numbers and we're doing it at a measured pace we know will keep the population healthy, sustainable, and above recovery levels," said Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Director Dustin Temple.

The estimated wolf population for 2022 was 1,087 wolves. This is down 56 wolves from 1,143 in 2021. The number of wolf packs was 181, down 10 packs from 2021. Total wolf harvest for the spring and fa...

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