Trapping

Group wants lethal traps banned in Idaho wolverine habitat

An environmental group is asking Idaho officials to ban lethal traps in areas inhabited by wolverines.BOISE, Idaho — An environmental group is asking Idaho officials to prosecute a trapper who killed a wolverine and ban lethal traps in areas inhabited by wolverines, but state officials say they will do neither. The Center for Biological Diversity made the request Tuesday in…

Proposals to trapping and small game, migratory bird hunting seasons include minimal changes

(Photo by Bob Drieslein)COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2018-2019 small game and migratory bird hunting seasons and the trapping seasons were proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, Jan. 10, according to the Ohio DNR. The hunting season date proposals prepared by the ODNR Division of Wildlife maintain many traditional opening dates. Proposals concerning Ohio’s white-tailed deer hunting seasons will be…

Nebraska joins Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska has joined the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, an agreement that recognizes the suspension of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses in states that are members of the compact. Any person whose license privileges or rights are suspended in any compact member state may also be suspended in all other member states. Nebraska became the 46th compact member…

Growing wolf population brings challenges for federal trappers

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Federal trappers are struggling to keep up with Minnesota’s growing wolf population, according to a Minnesota Public Radio report. Only U.S. Department of Agriculture trappers can kill problem wolves – those that attack cattle and the like – because of a 2014 federal ruling that put them on the endangered species list. Trappers had to stop…

DNR to trappers: Report accidentally captured wolves for collaring, monitoring program

MADISON – Trappers who incidentally capture wolves are encouraged to contact DNR staff and participate in Wisconsin’s wolf collaring and monitoring program. “Tracking collared wolves is a critical component of Wisconsin’s wolf monitoring program. Trappers can help improve the quality of Department of Natural Resources wolf population data by allowing us to collar incidentally captured wolves before they are released.”…

Rural Oregonians defend trapper program, oppose cuts

Budget cut championed by environmental and conservation groups as a long-awaited rebuke of a program they contend needlessly kills thousands of animals each year. But rural Oregonians and ranchers see it as the tone-deaf response of political leaders far removed from the daily realities of a rural existence.