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Old 05-31-2010, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by heinz57 View Post
even $ 30 is way too much for a wolf tag ..somebody is greedy here ...up in canada we apply the the 3 S method ..shoot shovel and shut up ...
Are they a problem in Canada? Maybe I've missed it but down here int he 48 we really don't hear about wolf problems up in canada?
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by salukipv1 View Post
Are they a problem in Canada? Maybe I've missed it but down here int he 48 we really don't hear about wolf problems up in canada?
they feed on MOOSE and DEER in the winter because the lakes are all frozen over ..theyre main diet is beaver in the spring ,summer and fall ...the deer yard up in deep snow and the wolfs have wiped out a herd in one winter ..the wolve pack were we hunt moose is overpopulated and we are seeing less moose every year ..so we take care of our moose and deer ..

when we go caribou hunting we don't touch the wolves because there are thousands of caribou not enough predators to balance the herd ..

i know the tree huggers enjoy watching wolves ,but they don't like to see videos of wolves tearing apart a full grown bull moose.
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:19 AM
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This year MT is considering either a quota of 186 or 216 wolves. Last year there were 72 wolves killed and the quota was 74. I am not going to complain about the high price of wolf tags for NR hunters, just means that there are fewer guys out there to get a wolf before I do.
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I am a Montana resident, I went to a public meeting held by the Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks. I suggested a flat wolf tag fee of $20.00 for both resident and non-resident hunters. I just want the wolf population under control.

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Old 06-03-2010, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Wolf killer View Post
I am a Montana resident, I went to a public meeting held by the Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks. I suggested a flat wolf tag fee of $20.00 for both resident and non-resident hunters. I just want the wolf population under control.
Was there any response to that at the meeting?

I mean even if non-res tags were more than residents that would be ok, but after $50 or so, not every non-res is going to buy a tag then, but if it's cheap enough every non-res elk/deer hunter is going to buy one just in case. No one buys one just in case for $350.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:31 AM
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I completely agree with heinz57's method but we all know the odds of getting caught in MT is very great when doing that. MT is raising their wolf quota for this season so that's always a plus. Personally I believe their should be no quota and they should just be treated as a varmint like coyotes. I live in MT and hate how high priced FWP puts the wolf tags. They should be the same price for resident or non. If they are out to make money, then think how much more they would make with lower prices for non-residents. That many more would purchase them which I believe would make them more money than offering 300 dollar tags.

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Old 06-04-2010, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by salukipv1 View Post
Was there any response to that at the meeting?

I mean even if non-res tags were more than residents that would be ok, but after $50 or so, not every non-res is going to buy a tag then, but if it's cheap enough every non-res elk/deer hunter is going to buy one just in case. No one buys one just in case for $350.

The response was well taken.
I sure hope they drop the non-resident fee? The state would make more money and everyone that hunts can afford the extra $20.00 lottery ticket.
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:54 AM
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As an outfitter I support the lowering of fees for NR wolf tags. Until last year, wolves had never been hunted here in Montana. After a few years these wolves are going to adapt and learn to avoid humans at all cost, and filling quotas is going to get real hard. By lowering the cost for NR we will create an "opportunity" kill that we would not have with high priced NR tags, and I believe that will help facilitate the filling of quotas.
I understand FWP position right now. Currently, the wolf season is still under scrutiny of the federal courts. Federal judge Malloy will hear arguments again in a few weeks, if we can pass this last court case, I think it will free FWP up to have some more liberal seasons and fees. I am optimistic about the future of wolf hunting in Montana, and with reasonable NR fees, we can keep the wolf in check.
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:41 PM
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I didn't know a tag was required?


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Old 06-18-2010, 01:34 PM
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That is how they are done in wyoming. They have a hotline you call and check the quota before you hunt. This is for black bear and Mt. Lion but I imagine it would be the same for wolf. If more are taken then quota allows they subtract it off of fall quota for bear I believe. Probably do the same for next years hunt in that area.
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