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In a Press Release on April 1, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced in cooperation with Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Wyoming Fish and Game, the Nez Perce Tribe, National Park Service, Blackfeet Nation, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Wind River Tribes, Colville Tribe, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Utah Department of Natural Resources and USDA Wildlife Services, that the Northern Rocky Mountain (NRM) wolf population “continues to be robust, stable and self-sustaining.”
Per USFWS management, the minimum target numbers for the NRM areas are 15 breeding pairs and 150 wolves in each state of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.
Idaho; 786 wolves in 108 packs (33 breeding pairs)
Montana; 536 wolves in 126 packs (32 breeding pairs)
Wyoming; 382 wolves in 48 packs (30 breeding pairs)
Oregon; 110 wolves in 16 packs (11 breeding pairs)
Washington; 90 wolves in 18 packs (eight breeding pairs)