Archive for August 7th, 2008

by jhwygirl

Montana’s FWP Commission voted on Tuesday to reduce the trapping limit for wolverines from 10 (last year’s limit) to 5.

We blogged about this issue here. And if any of you contacted FWP with comments – Thanks!

Montana is the only state in the lower 48 that allows trapping of wolverines. It is a Montana Species of Concern, and a USFS and BLM listed Sensitive species.

FWP Commission Chair Steve Doherty, who wanted a moratorium on trapping of wolverines, opposed the vote – but noted that reduction of the limit is a step in the right direction.

Doherty may get his wish. Opponents filed suit against the USFWS on July 8th, in an effort to have the animals listed as Endangered Species.

KPAX, it should be noted, is the only Montana news source that I could find that covered this story.

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