Montana Outdoorsmen and Livestock Producers Battle Anti-Trapping Bill

By Toby Walrath Animal rights activists are gathering signatures in western Montana for ballot Initiative 167, which would make trapping on any public lands in Montana illegal. That includes about 60 percent of public land in western Montana and 35 … [Read More]

Appeals Court Backs Minnesota DNR on Wolf Regulations

A court decision issued yesterday by the Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ authority to set wolf hunting and trapping seasons. “This decision affirms that the DNR, as directed by the Legislature, set the … [Read More]

Proposal Would Remove Federal Protection From Wolves in Lower 48

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering eliminating endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48. The only exception would be for a small group of Mexican wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. If the USFWS agrees … [Read More]

Bill Banning Bobcat Trapping in California Put on Hold

In an encouraging development for California trappers, a proposed bill that would ban bobcat trapping in the Golden State has been put on hold. The California State Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee discussed Bill AB 1213, which is also known as … [Read More]

Bobcat Trapping Under Attack in California

California legislatures are considering a bill that would make bobcat trapping illegal in California. Bill AB 1213, which is also referred to as The Bobcat Protection Act of 2013, was introduced in February. Legislators are schedule to discuss the bill … [Read More]

Anti-Trapping Groups Sue to Halt Trapping in 15 Montana Counties

Anti-trapping organizations filed a lawsuit last week that aims to stop trapping in areas of Montana that are known to be inhabited by Canada lynx. The groups claim Montana wildlife officials have violated the U.S. Endangered Species Act by allowing … [Read More]

Utah and West Virginia to Offer Coyote Bounties

As coyote populations rise in many areas, the predators can become a threat to farm animals and pets. And as that threat increases, some wildlife agencies find that they don’t have the resources to control the growing problem themselves. Outdoor … [Read More]

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