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Wildlife in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming are managed for the sportsmen organizations. The wildlife-enjoying public have virtually no say on how wildlife is managed. Working together we can and will change this but we need your help! By educating yourself and others in your life, you can positively impact wildlife where you live.
General FAQs for Wolves of the Rockies
No. Wolves are not decimating the elk herds in Montana. As a matter of fact, there are more elk on the landscape of Montana today (approximately 137,000) than there were when wolves were reintroduced back in 1995/96 (approximately 95,000).
There are 2.5 million cattle in the state of Montana, in 2020 wolves killed less than 60. This is not to diminish the impact and stress this has on the rancher. However, they are paid market value for their losses and with the multiplier law they are now paid 3x that rate. Ranchers are not losing money.
Wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park and parts of Idaho in 1995/96 as an experimental reintroduction. This was one of the greatest environmental success stories in our nations history.
Wolves occupy less than 10% of their historic range. Wolves were completely extirpated from the majority of the lower 48 states by 1940. They continue to face persecution to this day.
The 2021 legislature in MT and ID have created a series of wolf kill bills that aim to kill up to 90% of the states populations. Idaho will begin their assault on wolves July 1, 2021. Wolves of the Rockies is part of a lawsuit to stop this war on our wolves.