Trapping Victims & “Incidental” Catches

Only 5 out of 16 legally trapped species need to be reported in Montana. Only 4 have a quota. MTFWP harvest reports are based predominantly on licensed trappers voluntary reporting. Less then 1% of Montanans buy a $29 trapping license. Only 1/3 of licensed trappers return the voluntary reporting survey. 66,919 reported destroyed by trapping in Montana in 2012, alone!