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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Donates $25K to Wolf Management

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MISSOULA - The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation donates $25,000 to Fish, Wildlife and Parks to help the agency better determine the number of wolves in Montana.
 
The money will pay for GPS radio collars and related equipment needed to help the state determine the size of a wolf pack's territory in different parts of the state.

The collars also collect information on wolf movement.
 
Mark Holyoak, of the Rocky Mtn. Elk Foundation, said, "This fall during the trapping season, they'll go out and trap wolves, wherever they deem that they should trap them, and then the wolves will go back on the landscape, back with their packs, and then they'll be able to figure out how many wolves are out there, where they live."

FWP estimates there were 625 wolves in 147 packs in Montana in 2012.

The agency's new population model predicts more than 800 wolves in 165 packs are in the state.
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