Wolf trappers speak out on lawsuit

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 FWP....


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