Montana FWP wants comments on proposed wolf trapping rules

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants public comments on a proposed wolf trapping rule for this corner of the state. Basically, they want to set the minimum weight it takes to spring a trap to at least eight pounds.

There’s more information online, including an “Interested Persons Letter” explaining the proposal and a feedback form for comments. Comments close on November 5 at 5:00pm.

The Flathead Beacon also has a write-up on the issue . . .

Montana wildlife regulators have given initial approval to wolf-trapping rules meant to reduce the chances of dogs, lynx and other animals from being caught.

The Great Falls Tribune reports the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission took a preliminary vote Thursday on the proposed rules, which will now go to the public for a 30-day comment period before a final vote is taken.

The proposal includes setting the tension on trap pans at a minimum of eight pounds. The tension setting is the amount of weight it takes to spring a trap, Wildlife Bureau Chief Ken McDonald said.

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