By Haley Yarborough

Wolf hunt success dips despite loose regulations


September 1, 2022

Graph created Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Wolf harvest from 2011-2021 in Clearwater/Blackfoot & Swan Wolf Management Units.

SEELEY LAKE- This past hunting season, local trapper Rob Henrekin trapped and hunted five wolves for the second time in the approximately nine years he's been harvesting wolves. 

In 2021, the Montana Legislature directed Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) to reduce wolf populations, extend the wolf-hunting season and increase wolf-harvest threshold statewide. This was the first season Henrekin and all hunters and trappers have operated under the new guidelines. 

Despite the loosened restrictions, he said his success rate has not changed much from previous years. 

"I just put on a lot...

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