JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife officials have cited two Alpine men for setting game traps that caught two pet dogs near Jackson last November.
Helena police are renewing the effort to rid the city of problem deer.
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.
JACKSON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department plans to begin trapping wolves for scientific purposes in the Gros Ventre Mountains next week.
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.
HELENA — Three conservation groups are suing Montana in an attempt to force wildlife regulators to halt trapping in much of northwestern and southwestern Montana
At least 377 wolves were removed from the Montana population during the past 14 months by hunters, trappers, the federal government, landowners and others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Scientists are trapping grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park as part of ongoing research on the protected animals.
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.
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.
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.