Trap Free Montana

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization

Promoting education, modern day science, and non-lethal alternatives to trapping that foster responsible stewardship and respectful coexistence with wildlife.

The Truths in Trapping

  • Trap alerts in Montana of reported traps and snares.

    Information on types of traps, signs of trapping and what to watch for, how to release pets from traps, and studies conducted on the efficiency and injuries from traps and snares.

  • 2016

    March 25, 2016 - Loa, Wayne County, Utah

  • Non-Target Wildlife Captured in Wolf Traps Reported to FWP, 2012-2015

    Graph of Non-Target Wildlife Captured in Wolf and non Wolf Traps Reported to FWP 2012-2015

    2012-2015

    Non-Target Wildlife Captured in Wolf Traps Reported to FWP, 2012-2015

  • Three main types of traps. The conibear, top left. Leghold or Foothold traps, on right and center. Snare, which is a wired cable on bottom.

    Photo of traps - conibear, Leghold or Foothold and Snare,  which is a wired cable.

  • Photo of - Trap alert - warnings - Montana Trap Free public lands

    • Feb. 2016 - Flathead National Forest
    • Round Meadow Cross Country Ski Area
  • Accidentally Trapped Dog Reports According to FWP, 2012-2015

    To help try to find your missing dog, contact your regional Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks headquarters regarding trapped dogs.

    • Hunting is strictly regulated and hunters are generally  penalized for shooting the wrong species. Hunters have a season, wear orange, have a bag limit, are not allowed to bait animals.
    • Hunters are not permitted to leave their guns set unattended ready to shoot. In Montana it is illegal to leave a fishing pole unattended. A trapper can set and leave as many traps and snares as they chose. Trappers tell FWP they set 50,000 traps. 
  • Wolf snared, tipping MN DNR to 600 illegal traps

    March 15, 2017, Minnesota

    Over 600 illegally set snares! Costing only a couple of bucks, snares are the trappers cheap deadly weapon of choice. In Montana, there is no limit or distance for how long a trap line can run. Good job to the officers who caught these extra lowlifes. It's not an easy feat.

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Trap Free Montana

PO Box 335

Hamilton, Montana 59840

Phone: 406-218-1170

Email:info@trapfreemt.org

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