Elk NetworkWyoming Increases Quota, Expands Wolf Hunt

Conservation | July 13, 2018

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission passed regulations that expand the 2018 wolf hunt to include the month of September while also increasing the overall quota by 14 animals for a total of 58.

“The rationale is that we have a higher wolf-mortality quota,” Game and Fish wolf biologist Ken Mills said, “and there was a desire to add some time in there to open up flexibility for people to meet that mortality limit,” Ken Mills, Wyoming Game and Fish Department wolf biologist, told the Jackson Hole News & Guide. “We’ve got a lot of hunters in the field in September.”

Commissioners also approved an increase in the number of wolves a hunter can kill from one to two.

(Photo source: Wyoming Game and Fish Department)