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2 Alpine men cited for trapping violations

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife officials have cited two Alpine men for setting game traps that caught two pet dogs near Jackson last November.

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Helena police to trap, kill 60 urban deer, starting Sunday

Helena police to trap, kill 60 urban deer, starting Sunday

Helena police are renewing the effort to rid the city of problem deer.

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Panel considers changes to Montana wolf hunting

HELENA — Montana wildlife commissioners on Wednesday consider more liberal hunting and trapping rules for gray wolves as part of an effort to drive down their population.

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Wyoming Game and Fish to begin research-trapping wolves

Wyoming Game and Fish to begin research-trapping wolves

JACKSON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department plans to begin trapping wolves for scientific purposes in the Gros Ventre Mountains next week.

May 10, 2013 5:19 pmLoading…
Montana wolf numbers drop slightly to 625

Montana wolf numbers drop slightly to 625

Montana's gray wolf population declined slightly for the first time in almost a decade in 2012, amid stepped-up efforts to curb the predator's numbers through increased hunting and trapping, state officials said Thursday.

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Groups sue to end trapping in 15 Montana counties

Groups sue to end trapping in 15 Montana counties

HELENA — Three conservation groups are suing Montana in an attempt to force wildlife regulators to halt trapping in much of northwestern and southwestern Montana

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Wolf population down by nearly 400 in Montana in past 14 months

Wolf population down by nearly 400 in Montana in past 14 months

At least 377 wolves were removed from the Montana population during the past 14 months by hunters, trappers, the federal government, landowners and others.

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Judge keeps wolf season going outside Yellowstone

Judge keeps wolf season going outside Yellowstone

A Montana judge issued an injunction Friday allowing wolf trapping and hunting to continue outside Yellowstone National Park, as lawmakers in Helena advanced a measure to loosen restrictions on killing wolves statewide.

January 18, 2013 5:48 pm Photos

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Court takes up Yellowstone-area wolf harvests

LIVINGSTON — Whether gray wolf hunting and trapping should continue outside the gates of Yellowstone National Park is in the hands of a state judge, after Montana wildlife officials pressed Monday to reinstate a temporary ban.

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FWP seeks expansion of wolf hunting, trapping

FWP seeks expansion of wolf hunting, trapping

HELENA — State wildlife officials asked lawmakers Thursday to make it easier to hunt and trap wolves in Montana, while a Bozeman legislator backed off a proposal to cap the population at 250 of the predators.

January 10, 2013 12:49 pmLoading…
Montana will oppose protections for wolverines

Montana will oppose protections for wolverines

Montana wildlife officials have given up on a wolverine trapping season this winter, but want the state excluded from future federal protections for the elusive predators so trapping can be revived.

January 08, 2013 8:21 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Steps toward better wolf management

Gazette opinion: Steps toward better wolf management

The wolf population of the Northern Rockies must be managed to protect livestock and to prevent overpredation of elk. Hunting is a good wolf-management tool, but trapping is less so.

January 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Idaho hunters kill fewer wolves so far this season

LEWISTON, Idaho — Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say hunters have killed 116 wolves this hunting season through Dec. 15, about the halfway point of the 2012-2013 wolf hunting season.

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Montana judge blocks wolverine trapping

Montana judge blocks wolverine trapping

The fierce but elusive wolverine got a last-minute reprieve Friday from a trapping season due to start this weekend in Montana, after a state judge issued a restraining order sought by conservationists who say climate change threatens the predators' long-term survival.

November 30, 2012 4:03 pm Photos

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Man ticketed after dog caught in illegal trap at fishing access

Man ticketed after dog caught in illegal trap at fishing access

HAMILTON — State wildlife officials say a trapper has been ticketed for placing a foothold trap near a Florence fishing access after a dog was caught in the trap and injured.

November 21, 2012 11:00 am Photos

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FWP sends wolf-trapping rules to public comment

FWP sends wolf-trapping rules to public comment

HELENA - Montana wildlife regulators have given initial approval to wolf-trapping rules meant to reduce the chances of dogs, lynx and other animals from being caught.

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Researchers begin grizzly trappings in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Scientists are trapping grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park as part of ongoing research on the protected animals.

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Trapping Pryor Mountain wild horses no quick task

Trapping Pryor Mountain wild horses no quick task

For the most part, it’s been no problem for Bureau of Land Management officials to trap wild horses in the Pryor Mountains this summer.

August 02, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Grizzly trapping to start in Madison Range

BOZEMAN — Wildlife officials plan to trap grizzly bears in southwestern Montana starting Monday and are warning outdoor enthusiasts to be aware of possible increased bear activity.

May 19, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…
FWP commission gives initial OK to wolf-hunt plan

FWP commission gives initial OK to wolf-hunt plan

HELENA — Responding to frustration over the inability to reduce the wolf population through last winter’s hunt, Montana wildlife officials gave tentative approval Thursday to loosening some restrictions on hunters and to allowing trapping of the predators for the first time.

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