Education and Public Information specialist with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Ron Aasheim, provided an update Friday on wolf hunting numbers, and the alarming prospect of invasive mussels coming into the state.
I have spent lots of time perfecting my shooting skills with my archery equipment, but nothing can prepare you for the moment you draw back on an animal and not just a hay bale. The first wolf of the 2013 hunting season was recently taken by Montana hunter James Newell.
Interest in wolf trapping in Montana has surprised officials at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Spokesman Ron Aasheim says over 1,700 requests for more information about wolf trapping certification courses have been received, and classes are overflowing.