The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Wolf shot near Boulder


March 11, 2020

A gray wolf was shot March 1 on private property north of Boulder.

According to Montana FWP Game Warden Bill Dawson, the wolf was shot by an employee of the landowner/ranch. Dawson conducted a field investigation and determined the take was lawful.

"Landowners (or a 'landowner's agent') may take a wolf on their private property if it poses a potential threat to livestock, human safety, or dogs, and it must be reported to FWP within 24 hours. In this case, it was in a calving pasture next to cattle and within about 300 feet of a residence and it was reported to FWP within minutes of occur...

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