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Traps that killed three St. Bernard dogs near Casper were legal

CASPER, Wyo. — Snare traps that killed three St. Bernard dogs belonging to the same Casper family were legal, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

December 05, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

Wolf trapping class set for Aug. 16

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a wolf trapping certification class at its regional headquarters in Bozeman on Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon.

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Teams trapping grizzlies as feds eye delisting

Teams trapping grizzlies as feds eye delisting

BOISE, Idaho — Sixteen grizzlies have been captured so far this year by teams gathering information that will be used this fall to decide whether to propose lifting federal protections of the bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

June 21, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Study team starts to trap Grand Teton grizzlies

Study team starts to trap Grand Teton grizzlies

JACKSON, Wyo. — Federal biologists will begin trapping and tagging grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park this coming week.

May 26, 2014 9:21 am Photos

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Public lands trapping ban initiative advances

Public lands trapping ban initiative advances

Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch has given backers of an initiative to ban trapping on public lands approval to gather the signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot.

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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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Demand for fur has market at 30-year high, trappers say

Demand for fur has market at 30-year high, trappers say

MISSOULA — The demand for fur is on the rise and prices are booming, providing a windfall to Montana trappers who say their industry has hit a 30-year high.

December 25, 2013 8:28 pmLoading…

Traps capture pet dogs near Jackson

JACKSON — A resident has put up warning signs to alert pet owners of the presence of traps on National Forest land near Jackson after two pet dogs were caught in a trapper's snare and leghold traps.

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Trap workshop focuses on releasing pets

A nontrapper pet release workshop will be held on Oct. 2 from 6-7 p.m. at Fish, Wildlife & Parks' headquarters in Bozeman (1400 S. 19th Ave.). 

September 16, 2013 4:28 pmLoading…

Montana reviewing anti-trapping initiative proposal

HELENA — An anti-trapping organization is proposing a ballot initiative for 2014 that would ban animal trapping on public lands in Montana.

June 05, 2013 1:46 pmLoading…

Grizzly bear trapping planned in Yellowstone

Biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team will conduct scientific grizzly bear research operations in Yellowstone National Park from June 3 through July 15 as part of the ongoing monitoring of grizzlies within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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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…
Sign warning about traps on Helena trail has some hikers irked

Sign warning about traps on Helena trail has some hikers irked

HELENA — Last week Deidre Casey took her three boys and their black Labrador over to play at the old kilns before heading over to the Dump Gulch trailhead on Mount Helena — where a pair of signs warn of trapping in the area.

April 07, 2013 3:09 pmLoading…
Wolf hunting, trapping numbers released

Wolf hunting, trapping numbers released

Details of Montana's wolf hunting and trapping season, which ended with a total harvest of 225 wolves, were released by Fish, Wildlife and Parks on Monday.

March 04, 2013 12:28 pm Photos

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Montana, Idaho trappers catching more than just wolves

Montana, Idaho trappers catching more than just wolves

HAMILTON — In the first year that wolf trapping was allowed in Idaho, trappers captured a total of 123 wolves.

March 03, 2013 8:18 pmLoading…
3 golden eagles caught in snare traps in Montana; 2 die

3 golden eagles caught in snare traps in Montana; 2 die

MISSOULA — Three golden eagles caught in separate snare traps over the past few days have raised concerns among biologists who are racing to understand what’s causing the raptor’s migratory population to dwindle across the region.

January 28, 2013 8:01 pmLoading…

FWP Commission sets meeting on wolf hunting, trapping closure for Jan. 29

State wildlife officials are seeking additional comment on a recent court-challenged decision to close the wolf hunting and trapping seasons in two areas north of Yellowstone National Park.

January 15, 2013 4:54 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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Feds to protect wolverines as threatened species

Feds to protect wolverines as threatened species

MISSOUA — Montana's wolverine trapping season effectively ended Monday after reports that federal officials plan to put the rare predator on the endangered-species list.

January 07, 2013 2:38 pmLoading…
Three full-time trappers hunt Natrona County coyotes as officials seek long-term solution

Three full-time trappers hunt Natrona County coyotes as officials seek long-term solution

CASPER, Wyo. — With a custom-barreled 1985 shotgun strapped to the roof of his Polaris Ranger ATV, Tim Fish carts down washboard dirt roads on a ranch south of Casper, scanning the cresting ridges for rogue coyotes.

December 10, 2012 5:32 pm Photos

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