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.

Questions & Reasons to Oppose Trapping

  • 1. Trapping takes an enormous toll on riparian ecology by especially targeting beaver. This means less water and less riparian habitat for all species (humans, songbirds, ungulates, fish, etc.)

  • Q: Who are we and what is the purpose? A: We are Montanans, law abiding, tax paying residents of Montana. We are not Footloose Montana. They are not "our parent organization." We are a coalition of wildlife supporters hikers, anglers, hunters, wildlife watchers, ranchers, pet owners and outdoor enthusiasts. We are volunteers, have no paid staff and work other full time jobs.
  • The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation FEDERAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION STAMP PROJECT The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation (NAMWC) came about in response to activities such as trapping pushing many species to the brink of extinction. Today, trapping still remains contrary to the 7 focal points of the North American Model. For their own personal fun and profit, trappers continue to indiscriminately kill wildlife, most unaccounted for, and rob tax payers and the public. It is us, not even them, that pay for trappers to exploit wildlife, including protected species, for their personal gain.

  • A trapper tells all, or at least a lot, about the disturbing realities of trapping.

    • 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. 

Get in touch

Trap Free Montana

PO Box 335

Hamilton, Montana 59840

Phone: 406-218-1170

Trap Free Montana

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