Trap Free Montana

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization

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

Take Action

  • There are really just a handful of us and so many of you. We can really use your help to get much more done!

    There are a variety of ways you can assist us!

    We are in need of:

    Artists, photographs, people to attend hearings/meetings related to trapping, writers, collaborators, coordinators, items to sell, grant writers, fundraisers, event invites and participants.

    People can always help by keeping their eyes and ears open to trapping and notifying us. Pictures are very helpful.


    Your donation to Trap Free Montana helps us advance the education, science, and economics supporting the value of wildlife alive contrary to the unnecessary and inhumane act of trapping. With your support, our efforts increase public awareness and knowledge regarding the actual hidden truths in trapping, its many indiscriminate victims, and non-lethal alternatives to trapping.

    Trap Free Montana promotes the use of effective preventative and non-lethal measures for unfounded, perceived, and legitimate conflicts with wildlife thereby reducing the historic and chronic response of deadly trapping.

    With your help, we are able to assist with the medical costs, too, for the indiscriminate victims of trapping, including dogs and cats.

    Our major endeavor is our statewide billboard campagin. Our ongoing "End the Suffering" billboard campaign along major highways in Montana is not a small or inexpensive undertaking. Yet it is well worth it. Depicting the harsh reality of trapping, this billboard features a trapped and dying wolf who's picture Trap Free Montana was given permission to use. Our "Indiscrimate Victims" billboard features beautiful images of just some of the other species also known to have been trapped. Trapping does not discriminate! In May of 2021, we added the "Importance of Beaver" billboard to promote the critical need to respect and protect beaver for wildlife, water resources, and climate change!

    Each billboard is viewed by thousands weekly! In order to right a wrong, people need to know it exists! Annually, in Montana, based predominantly on less than half of the trappers voluntarily reporting, FWP estimates an average of 50,000 wildlife are trapped and killed. This does not include rare, threatend, or protected species and only a very small fraction of legally trapped species are mandated to be reported. The number does not include the orphaned young left to slowly perish, or the trapped dogs, cats, those trapped and released, the ones who escape with the trap still attached, or who tear off a paw to do so and who eventually succumb to this indiscriminate and unnecessary cruelty.

    Please become a monthly sponsor of one of our multiple billboards and help us continue to educate the general public about the value of wildlife and the many wrongs with trapping. Just a $10 per month commitment from many of you goes a long way in helping the animals!

    Please make a tax deductible donation to Trap Free Montana, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, today!

    Every contribution helps….no matter the amount!

    Every contribution goes directly to the cause!

    We are all volunteers!

    Tax ID: 81-3736597

    Our affiliate is Trap Free Montana Public Lands (TFMPL) a 501(c)(4) who focuses on trapping reform and promotes trap free public lands.

    Trap Free Montana will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.



  • Montana Governor Greg Gianforte
    By mail: Office of the Governor PO Box 200801 Helena MT, 59620-0801

    By phone: 406-444-3111 - Toll Free: 855-318-1330. Lieutenant Governor, Kristen Juras, 406-444-3111.

    Share your comments with Governor Gianforte

  • S.1081 - Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act

    RE: S.1081 - Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act

    Our National Wildlife Refuges number over 500. 

    A guiding principle of the National Wildlife Refuge System states:
  • S.1081 - Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act

    Our National Wildlife Refuges number over 500. These refuges are reported home to more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 species of reptiles and amphibians, 1,000 species of fish as well as innumerable invertebrates and plants. The refuges are promoted to provide safe haven for 280 endangered species.

    Well over half of them allow trapping!

    Now where does trapping fit in to refuge, shelter, conservation, restoration and safe haven? It doesn't!

Get in touch

Trap Free Montana

PO Box 335

Hamilton, Montana 59840

Phone: 406-218-1170

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