Wolf Management

An aerial view of wolf pups sitting on a boulder
Wolves do not recognize political boundaries and often move between different jurisdictions--state, tribal, and federal. Here, the 8-Mile Pack wolf pups sit on a boulder in 2013.

NPS / Daniel Stahler

 

Wolves are managed by the appropriate state, tribal, or federal agencies. Management authority depends on current status and location of subpopulations. Within Yellowstone National Park, no hunting of wolves is allowed. Outside the park, regulated hunting is allowed in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming and managed by those states. Because wolves do not recognize political boundaries and often move between different jurisdictions, some wolves that live within the park for most of the year, but at times move outside the park, are taken in the hunts. (Read more about Yellowstone's Wolf Program in the Yellowstone Wolf Project Annual Reports)

 

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Last updated: August 29, 2019

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