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Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch has given backers of an initiative to ban trapping on public lands approval to gather the signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot.

A group calling itself Trap Free Montana Public Lands said Wednesday it will need 24,175 signatures for its proposal to make the ballot.

Spokeswoman K.C. York says the initiative would ban trapping on public lands that make up about 35 percent of the state.

Trapping still would be allowed on private land, and government workers on public land would be able to trap nuisance animals or those involved in conflicts.

A 2010 trapping initiative failed to qualify for the ballot. That was before the state allowed wolf trapping for the first time during the 2012-13 hunting season.




Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:18 PM
So because you want to walk your dog in an area that trappers use and have been using for a very long time, let's just ban the trappers right to be there.. that is very very screwed up. The trappers have rights also you know. Just because you don't agree with trapping doesn't give you the right to take away freedoms from the is an idea walk your dogs in town. Or use a leash..I'm not sure how long the trapping season is in montana but here in wyoming its only about 3 1/2 months for certain types of traps can't really use large conibears and snares other than in that time period cause you might catch and kill a bobcat. And that would be out of season. As for footholds killing dogs that's a bunch of B.S.. Unless your dog is 5 inches long.. and what about conibears used for catching marten and weasels? Once again it would take a whole lot of work on the dogs part to even get snapped on the nose let alone killed. You know I don't like having my freedoms taken away so I think that we should ban even the possibility of another group of people being able to do that..wouldn't that be nice..while were at it I don't like pro wolf groups ,anti gun groups and liberals so I think we should ban all of those ways of thinking...sounds pretty stupid doesn't it.

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