Speaking with Ron Aasheim at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Tuesday afternoon, he revealed that the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an emergency request by three environmental groups to halt wolf hunts in Montana and Idaho. I spoke with Mr. Aasheim about wolves, elk and overall wildlife management. That interview is attached.

Aasheim says Montana has a quota of 220 wolves, and hopes the judicious hunting of wolves and other predators will help to bring back elk populations over time.