HELEN, Mont. (AP) — Despite a recent interpretation of Montana state law that the aerial hunting of wolves is not prohibited, it is against federal law.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently argued in state district court that state law does not prohibit aerial hunting of wolves. FWP’s arguments came as legal justification for the agency to remove language from the state’s wolf regulations that stated hunting wolves from aircraft was prohibited. The agency says the inclusion of this language in the regulations for a decade was a mistake.