New Lawsuit Aims to Stop Minnesota Wolf Hunting and Trapping Seasons

The Center for Biological Diversity and Howling for Wolves filed a lawsuit today against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The groups are seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent wolf hunting and trapping seasons. The early season is set to … [Read More]

Michigan Wolf Hunt Proposed

With wolf hunts slated to launch in Wisconsin and Minnesota this fall, a third Great Lakes state could soon open a season on wolves as well. Michigan House Bill 5834, introduced Wednesday by Rep. Matt Huuki, proposes Michigan’s first modern-day hunting … [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]

Preliminary Wolf Hunting Harvest Quota Set for Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials have announced a preliminary quota of between 142 and 233 wolves for the state’s first wolf hunting and trapping season. Officials called the quota conservative and said the goals of the first season are simply … [Read More]

Mountain Lions Killing Wolves in Montana

In an unusual uptick in predator-versus-predator conflicts in a small part of Montana, it appears mountain lions have the edge over wolves. Two radio-collared wolves have been killed by mountain lions in the Bitterroot, Montana area since January. Two additional … [Read More]

Large Canine Shot in Newfoundland Is a Wolf

The 82-pound canine that was shot in Newfoundland, Canada in March has been DNA tested and confirmed as a wolf. Wildlife officials initially believed the canine shot by hunter Joe Fleming was a coyote, but it has now been identified as … [Read More]

Minnesota Wolf Hunting and Trapping Season Details Released

Minnesota state officials released the details for the state’s first wolf hunting and trapping season today. The season will be split into an early season that coincides with the firearms deer season and a later season for hunting and trapping … [Read More]

A Third Reality Show Will Feature Trappers

Trappers aren’t typically in the entertainment spotlight, but that might be changing soon. Shortly after I put up the blog post this morning on two trapping reality TV shows that are in the works, I came across a news release … [Read More]

Wisconsin Trappers Association June-July 2012 Report

http://www.wistrap.org President — Virgil Schroeder, 3471 Earlwyn Road, Cottage Grove, WI 53527; 608-764-5218; virjo4t@msn.com Vice President — Scott Zimmerman, W9209 Bobolink Rd, Reeseville, WI 53579; 920-927-3420 Secretary — Shawn Bazile, N11950 Cty Rd E, Tigerton, WI 54486; 715-881-0707; sundrop9@frontiernet.net Bookkeeper … [Read More]

Montana Trappers Association June-July 2012 Report

http://www.montanatrappers.org President — Tom Barnes, 4294 Hwy 91 N, Dillon MT 59725; 406-683-2791; cell: 406-660-2792; barnesauction1@yahoo.com Vice President East — Joe Jassak, 824 Dornen Ranch Road, Winnett MT 59087; 406-429-2144; talltale@midrivers.com Vice President West — Tater McKay, 3800 Old Stage … [Read More]