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.
March 25, 2016 - Loa, Wayne County, Utah
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.
- 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.