Landowners can now kill wolves without a license under certain circumstances . . .
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted new administrative rules for killing wolves that pose a threat to landowners’ safety on Thursday.
The rule change stemmed from a bill the Legislature passed in the 2013 session allowing landowners to kill wolves without first getting a license if they threaten human safety, livestock or dogs. But it also gave the agency a chance to clear up some confusing parts of the state administrative law book, according to FWP wildlife management section chief Quentin Kujala.
“It’s not the easiest thing to read,” Kujala said. “We took more than 1,300 public comments on this.”
The new rules also change the definition of a breeding pair of wolves – a crucial part of the federal oversight of sustainable wolf populations…