From the Helena Independent Record: Montana's statewide wolf hunting season on Monday came to an abrupt halt in the southern portion of the state, only one day after it started.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks ordered hunting closed in Wolf Management Unit 3 a half-hour after sunset Monday. . . .
The hunting closure. . . was prompted by four wolves that were reportedly killed from that unit, which pushed the total number taken from the area to 13. A pre-established quota called for taking only 12 wolves from that area.