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]

Video: Mountain Lion Fishes in Montana Stream

A mountain lion was filmed on a trail camera recently as it tried to catch spawning rainbow trout in Montana’s Blackfoot River. It was a surprising find for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials. “I’ve never heard of a mountain lion fishing,” … [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]

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]

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]

Anti-Trapping Groups File Lawsuit to Ban Trapping in Montana

Anti-trapping groups are pursuing a lawsuit in Montana that would ban or severely restrict trapping in Big Sky Country. The groups claim that the state’s trapping regulations do not provide enough protection for Canada Lynx, which are listed as threatened … [Read More]

Montana Approves Wolf Trapping, Hunting Limits Increased

Montana trappers will be allowed to trap wolves in the 2012-2013 wolf season. It’s the first time wolf trapping will be allowed in the state. In addition, the bag limit of wolves during the hunting and trapping season has been … [Read More]