HB279 Reimbursement for "wolf" trapper expenses. There is no such thing as a wolf trapper as traps are left unattended, secreted, baited with scents, lure food trapping any unsuspecting animal. Who is going to pay for those animal's injuries and deaths caught inadvertently in wolf trap sets?
HB279 hearing before the Senate Fish & Game Thursday, 3/21, 3:00. Room 422
To find your Senator and contact info urging a NO on HB279: https://leg.mt.gov/legislator-lookup/
The last thing Montana should do is idolize and follow Idaho and their uncalled for maltreatment of wolves. Peas in a pod, Montana trappers want to join forces with the misnomer named Idaho group, "Foundation for Wildlife Management" better known as Foundation for Wolf Killing. If they were truthful in their claims their war on wolves and bounty system was to help increase lower elk population then where are the donations for habitat restoration, a leading cause for elk population declines in the few areas in Montana where they are down? Where are the trappers contributions for the effective non-lethal methods for livestock protections? Nowhere.
Where are the donations to pay for all the non-target victims of these monstrous traps?
TFMPL submitted written testimony against HB279.
HB279 passed 10:8 in House Wildlife & Parks committee.
HB279 passed in the House third reading 2/23/19. 49:44
Here is how the Representatives voted: http://bit.ly/2Ezwexr
For HB279 language and hearings: http://bit.ly/2HEeF1k
For an article on this bill: http://bit.ly/2S8MFt2