HELENA, Mont. - Montana wildlife officials say the wolf hunting limit has been reached in areas north of Yellowstone National Park after hunters killed two of the predators.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say Wolf Management Unit 313 in southern Park County will close to further hunting after sunset Wednesday.
The announcement follows the closure of an adjacent wolf management unit in September, when hunters killed three wolves. The quota for that area is two.
Those two areas near Yellowstone and a third near Glacier National Park are the only places in Montana with limits to the number of wolves that can be killed during hunting season.
The state's wildlife commission earlier this year rejected a proposal to increase the quotas in areas near the national parks.