Gianforte warned by FWP for violating hunting requirement

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Gianforte warned for violating state hunting law

By:MTN NewsPosted at1:30 PM, Mar 23, 2021and last updated7:25 AM, Mar 24, 2021

HELENA — Gov. Greg Gianforte has been given a warning by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) afterreportedly trapping and killing a wolf this Februarywhile not having the proper education certification, a violation of state hunting laws.

The wolf was trapped and killed on private property near Gardiner north of Yellowstone National Park.

FWP warning for Greg Gianforte
FWP warning for Greg Gianforte

The Governor’s Office issued a statement after reports of the alleged violation surfaced, “After learning that he had not completed the wolf-trapping certification, Governor Gianforte immediately rectified the mistake and enrolled in the wolf-trapping certification course. The governor had all other proper licenses.”

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FWP’s warning was issued on Feb. 16 notifying Gianforte he had violated anFWP commission or department order…

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