Professional and ethical wildlife management undermined
October 7, 2021
As former members of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, we generally refrain from criticizing decisions made by our successors. However, the current Commission’s recent actions regarding the new wolf trapping and hunting regulations are so egregious that we must speak out.
The anti-wolf legislation passed during the 2021 Montana legislative session and signed by the Governor, put Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) and the Commission in a difficult position—they had to develop regulations to implement biologically unjustified and unethical wolf hunting and trapping laws. FWP deve...