Montana legislators considering bills tweaking wolf regulations, trapping requirements

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  • By Helena Dore Chronicle Staff Writer
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The Junction Butte wolf pack in Yellowstone National Park in March 2019.NATIONAL PARK SERVICE/VIA AP FILE

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A series of bills that would change Montana’s trapping requirements and expand opportunities to kill wolves are making their way through the legislature.

The legislation ranges from a bill that would make trapping education mandatory for some Montana residents to a bill draft that would permit the killing of wolves without a license year-round.

On Thursday, the House Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee held a hearing onHouse Bill 225, which is sponsored by Rep. Paul Fielder, R-Thompson Falls. The bill would lengthen Montana’s wolf trapping season by a month. It would also allow the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission to adjust wolf trapping season dates in different wolf management units based on…

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2 thoughts on “Montana legislators considering bills tweaking wolf regulations, trapping requirements

  1. “Tweaking”? Sounds more like all out war on wolves to me. Seems like Rep. Paul Fielder, a trapper, certainly seems to be getting wide support for all the wolf killing plans he can dream up.

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