Hunters Lead the Way for Gray Wolf Recovery

Inadvertently and with purpose, hunters have created the basis for the current gray wolf expansion.

Montana, Wyoming and Idaho are three of the key states for deer and elk hunting and without the habitat and management framework created by hunters dollars, it probably wouldn’t have been possible to successfully manage the wolf comeback nearly as effectively as what has taken place.

Deer and elk units have been created by wildlife managers whose salaries have been paid for through the sale of elk and deer tags. Herds have been monitored using surveys from airplanes funded with hunters dollars. (read more)


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