Gray Wolf Numbers Hold Steady - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Gray Wolf Numbers Hold Steady

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

The wolf population is holding steady in our area and the northern Rockies.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks released their annual report on gray wolves as part as a national study.

They counted 627 wolves in Montana at the end of 2013 -- compared to 625 from 2012.

That is with hunters and trappers taking 231 wolves this last year.

"Among the best news is that confirmed wolf depredations on livestock took a significant drop in 2013," said FWP Director Jeff Hagener. "And that comes on top of fewer overall agency control actions than the previous year."

In 2003, wolves killed 50 cattle, 24 sheep, three horses and a goat -- and that's down 27 percent from 2012.

The decline has been a trend since 2009 without FWP having to take specific actions.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Habitat for Humanity Relocates Home

    Habitat for Humanity Relocates Home

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:41:28 GMT

    Today was the day Habitat relocated the Dorothy Lane house from the fairgrounds to the home's foundation in the Heights.

    Today was the day Habitat relocated the Dorothy Lane house from the fairgrounds to the home's foundation in the Heights.


  • School District 2 Rezoning

    School District 2 Rezoning

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:39:29 GMT

    As the community grows, the school district has to reconsider the Billings Public Schools district lines.

    As the community grows, the school district has to reconsider the Billings Public Schools district lines.


  • Peytyn's Story

    Peytyn's Story

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:36:57 GMT
    A young girl who you would think needs smile and joy brings it to others. b
    A young girl who you would think needs smile and joy brings it to others. b