The penalty for killing a wolf out of season is a citation and $1,000 in restitution.
Hundreds of empty rail cars began appearing on tracks near their home in late April.
The agency has eliminated quotas across the state except in areas adjacent to Yellowstone and Glacier national parks.
The team will distribute $10 million primarily in grants over the next two years to conserve the habitat and population of the ground-dwelling bird. It will also count and map the bird and attempt to control ravens and magpies that have wreaked havoc on the sage grouse.