Poll Question

Recently, two Montana state representatives have proposed more aggressive legislation addressing the state's gray wolf population. These bills range from the addition of a wolf tag into big game combination tags, to year-round sanctioned harvest without a license, use of snare traps, and private reimbursement of wolf harvest. Currently, the wolf population in Montana sits at 850 wolves, which is 700 over the state’s minimum recovery goal of 150 wolves. Which of the below options for wolf management do you support? (Select all that apply)

  • Regulated hunting under the management of the state fish and wildlife agency during a specific season (24.75%)
  • Year-round hunting of wolves without a license (14.85%)
  • The use of snares (trapping) without hunting allowances (1.98%)
  • A combination of hunting and trapping during specific seasons regulated by the fish and wildlife agency (33.66%)
  • The establishment of a bounty program to incentivize harvest during specific seasons (2.97%)
  • Other (1.98%)
  • I do not support the take of wolves (19.80%)
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