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  • Trapping laws on public lands ineffective

    Since mid-November, six dogs became entangled in neck snares or held in terror by foot-hold traps. That is, six cases in an eight-week period. If we broaden the time frame to include February of 2020, less than 12 months ago, we can add another. Except for one, all were on public land and at least half set illegally.
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A Yellowstone collared research wolf crosses out of the Park’s safe zone, only to be trapped, and then shot by a Montana Governor without a required wolf trapping course. Why?

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Wyoming Trapping Incidents

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Tens of thousands of animals are trapped in Wyoming every single year. These numbers represent only the trapped animals reported by less than 30% of trappers in Wyoming from 2008 to 2020. For every trap, we believe one to ten non-target animals may be trapped. Every animal and bird of prey is a possible victim.

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