Minnesota Trappers Association June-July 2012 Report

www.mntrappers.org President — Shawn Johnson, 6122 McQuade Road, Duluth, Mn 55804; 218-525-4970; mcquaderoadfur@msn.com Vice President — Dave D’Aigle, 29765 Holly St NW, Isanti, MN 55040; 612-366-2748 Secretary — Linda Johnson, 6122 McQuade Rd, Duluth, MN 55804; 218-525-4970 Treasurer — Tricia … [Read More]

First Wolf Since 1920s Confirmed in New Brunswick

An 86-pound canine shot in New Brunswick, Canada has been confirmed by wildlife officials as the first known wolf in the province since the 1920s, and the first killed there since 1876. Hunter Jacques Mallet told the Toronto Star he thought … [Read More]

Wolf Management Is About Balance

Wolf management remains a hot-button issue with extremely passionate people on both sides of the debate. While we’ll never get everyone to agree on the correct course of action, I read a blog post today written by someone very close … [Read More]

Wisconsin Wolf Hunting and Trapping Season Approved, Begins in October

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a bill today to establish the first wolf hunt in the state in the last half century. The season is set to begin on Oct. 15 and run through February. “The swelling wolf population has created … [Read More]

An 82-Pound Coyote? Maybe, Maybe Not…

Joe Fleming, of Spillars Cove, Newfoundland, shot an 82-pound canine last week in the Canadian province. Wildlife officials initially believed it was a coyote, but DNA testing is being conducted on the animal to determine exactly what it is. “I … [Read More]

Wolf Hunting Dilemma in N.D.

When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the Great Lakes wolves from federal protection, Minnesota wildlife officials pushed forward a plan to control the population with regulated hunting and trapping. It caused an entirely different situation for wildlife officials … [Read More]

Minnesota Considers Wolf Hunting and Trapping Season

by Jacob Edson, F&W Outdoors editor Following last month’s announcement that gray wolves will return to state management in the northern Great Lakes on Jan. 27, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today that a limited gray wolf hunting … [Read More]

Gray Wolves Removed From Endangered Species List in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin

With gray wolf populations rising well beyond initial recovery goals in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has announced that the wolves have been taken off of the threatened and endangered species list for the Western … [Read More]

Washington Trappers Association December 2011 Report

President — Bruce Vandervort, 5338 US Hwy 101, Humptulips, WA 98552; phone: 360-288-2466; e-mail: brucevandervort@hotmail.com Vice President West — John Consolini, 17030 Marmount ST SE, Monroe WA 98272; e-mail: itrap4you@yahoo.com Vice President East ­— George Brady, P.O. Box 535, Pateros, … [Read More]

Pennsylvania Trappers Association December 2011 Report

President — Brian Mohn, 134 Fairview Road, Hamburg, PA 19526; phone: 610-562-1790; e-mail: papatrees@aol.com Vice President East — Joel Whitehead, RR#2Box 90, Thompson, PA 18465; e-mail: JFRED@nep.net Vice President West — Ned Weston, 120 Swope Road, West Sunbury, PA 16061; … [Read More]