Wolf trappers speak out on lawsuit
January 4, 2024
This article has been corrected after inaccurate quotes from Rob Henrekin were discovered
The wolf trapping season for much of Montana started on Jan. 1 after a delay from a lawsuit concerned for the safety of grizzly bears. With the open season, several trappers in the Clearwater, Swan and Blackfoot Valleys have started laying snares and traps.
This fall, a lawsuit by two environmental groups halted the early trapping season, arguing that the baited traps have been ensnaring federally-protected grizzly bears. Six grizzlies have been accidentally snared since 2011, the lawsuit cited from F...