By Constance J. Poten
Missoula 

Trapping and hunting are different

 

December 28, 2023



Bob Sheppard’s letter, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, claims that trappers are being unjustly persecuted by a federal judge’s injunction restricting wolf trapping and snaring to the original season, Jan. 1-Feb. 15, to protect the federally listed endangered grizzly bears. Bob Sheppard is a mainstay of the Montana Trappers Association. He lives in Ovando. One wonders if, and if so, how many grizzlies he has caught in his traps over the years.

Mr. Sheppard goes on to infer that restricting trapping is the first step in a stealth agenda to ban hunting. He points to California, Washington, Oregon...



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