From this story in the Ravalli Republic:
Montana's wolf season is off to a fast start, with 25 of the large predators killed after a six-week archery season and just over a week of rifle hunting. Biologists with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks are hoping to reduce the number of wolves in the state in an effort to cut down on predation of game animals and livestock attacks. The FWP Commission this year approved an aggressive wolf hunting season that includes no statewide quota, a season longer than four months and trapping. As of Thursday afternoon, hunters had killed 25 wolves. And the kill was well distributed, with wolves taken in 12 of the state's 17 wolf management units.