JACKSON — Wildlife officials say hunters in Teton County have been fast to grab their wolf tags.
Jean Cole, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s license section manager, says it’s not surprising that sales for the state’s first legal wolf hunt are centered near the trophy game area in the northwest corner of the state. Teton County had 91 licenses sold between midnight and 3:30 p.m. Friday.
After Teton County, the counties that reported the highest sales were Fremont, with 71; Park, with 68; and Sublette, with 64.
The hunt begins Oct. 1 a half hour before sunrise. The state has 12 wolf hunting units and a state quota of 52 wolves, and each unit will close after it reaches a mortality quota.