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Wolf trapping season closes April 1 in 19 counties due to federal court order


Note: Changes are along county lines, not game units

Due to a federal court decision, wolf trapping seasons in 19 counties are closed effective April 1, and through June 30, 2024. See map below. 

A March federal court decision was based on wolf trapping's alleged potential effect on grizzly bears.

“We’re very disappointed in this decision,” Fish and Game Director Jim Fredericks said. “While wolf trapping seasons will change to comply with the order, we’re considering our legal options to reverse a decision we believe is wrong based on the law and on-the-ground reality.”

Read more about the reaction from Director Fredericks regarding the decision. 

wolf trapping grid, '24
wolf trapping by counties, '24