Wolf Trapping and Hibernating Bears

HELENA – Wolf trapping season has started, but not where it will impact hibernating bears.

Wolf trapping season opened Nov. 28th in most parts of Montana, but wolf trapping is not yet open in areas in or near occupied grizzly bear habitat.

Trapping in these areas, which includes sections of trapping districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, will start Dec. 31 unless opened earlier by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks due to evidence the majority of bears in these areas have begun hibernation.

For more information, including updates on the trapping season open dates for areas in or near occupied grizzly habitat, please see fwp.mt.gov/hunt/regulations/wolf.

 

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