Anti-Trapping Bills Introduced in Connecticut, New Mexico and Oregon

A U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance news release gives details on three new anti-trapping bills and what trappers can do to help fight against them: Anti-trapping bills have been introduced in Connecticut, New Mexico, and Oregon.  Sportsmen in these states need to … [Read More]

Groups Sue to Stop Wolf Hunting and Trapping in the Midwest

A group of animal rights organizations has teamed up to file a lawsuit in an attempt to bring back federal protections for gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Wolf hunting and trapping seasons opened in Wisconsin and Minnesota in 2012, … [Read More]

Pro-Trapping Petition on White House Website Counters Anti-Trapping Request

A trapper has created an online petition on the WhiteHouse.gov website to counter a petition created by anti-trappers who want to ban trapping. A poster using the handle L. River Raisin on the popular trapping forum Trapperman.com posted earlier this week … [Read More]

Wolverine Protection Would Lead to New Trapping Restrictions

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that they are considering classifying the wolverine as a threatened species in the lower 48 states of the United States under the Endangered Species Act. “Extensive climate modeling indicates that the wolverine’s … [Read More]

Michigan State Senate Passes Bill Classifying Wolves as Game Animal

Michigan has taken a step toward opening hunting and trapping seasons on wolves. The Michigan State Senate voted 23-15 Thursday in favor of a bill that would classify wolves as a game animal in the state. The bill will now go … [Read More]

Wisconsin Wolf Hunters and Trappers Nearing Quota Limit

About a third of the way through a four-and-a-half month wolf season, Wisconsin hunters and trappers are nearing the quota limit set by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Through 45 days, 98 wolves have been killed out of a … [Read More]

Otter Trapping Season Open in Illinois for First Time Since 1929

An otter trapping season opened this week in Illinois. It’s the first otter season in the state since 1929. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released 346 otters in the state in 1994, when the population was estimated at less than 100. … [Read More]

Wisconsin Hunters and Trappers Take 18 Wolves in First Week of Season

Wisconsin’s first wolf season, which began last Monday, is off to a surprising start as hunters and trappers have already tagged 18 wolves. “I think 18 wolves in the first week would certainly greatly exceed my expectations,” Fred Strand, a … [Read More]

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