Montana wolf hunting and furbearer trapping regulations

HELENA – Wolf hunting regulations and furbearer trapping regulations for 2021-2022 are now available on Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ website. Print versions will be available at FWP offices and other outlets in a few weeks.

Wolf season dates are:

Archery: Sept. 4 – Sept. 14
General: Sept. 15 – March 15, 2022
Trapping: Nov. 29 – March 15, 2022*

*These dates do not apply to the federally designated Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones in Montana. For these zones, the trapping season will start on Dec. 15 unless otherwise determined by FWP due to evidence the majority of bears in these areas have begun hibernation. Trappers should be aware that grizzly bears exist in much of the western half of Montana and should always be prepared to encounter a grizzly bear while trapping.

Furbearer season dates are:

Trapping Districts 1, 2 & 3
Beaver: Nov. 1 – Apr. 15, 2022
Bobcat: Dec. 1 – Feb. 15, 2022*
Trapping Districts 4, 5, 6 & 7
Beaver: Sept. 1 – May 31, 2022
Bobcat: Dec. 1 – Mar. 1, 2022*
Portion of Trapping District 6
Swift Fox: Nov. 1 – Jan. 15, 2022*
Fisher, Marten
Where open: Dec. 1 – Feb. 15, 2022*
Mink, Muskrat, Otter
Nov. 1 – Apr. 15, 2022*

*May close earlier when the quota is reached.

For more information, visit fwp.mt.gov.