In a 4-1 vote on Monday, Montana's Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission voted to close wolf harvesting in the northwest corner outside Yellowstone National Park. The decision came after the eighth collared Yellowstone wolf was shot and killed by a hunter last week. The commission indicated that the closures were a temporary measure to try to protect wolves that were important for research purposes. “It seems to be kind of a compromise,” Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission chairman Bob Ream said. “Is it political? Yeah, wolves are political.” On Saturday, Montana's first wolf trapping season in decades is set to open.
Via Oregon Live
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