Officials with the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission are considering doubling the tag limit on wolves, lengthening the hunting season, and sanctioning the shooting of wolves near baited traps.
The proposal officially began receiving comments from the public today. The commission will vote on the proposal this summer.
The goal, according to a story from Reuters, is to reduce the state’s wolf population, currently estimated at 625.
Wolves were delisted as a threatened or endangered species in Montanan and Idaho in 2011.