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Montana FWP employees answer questions about hunt changes

Commenters were concerned but calm at a Bozeman meeting Tuesday night on proposed changes to the state wolf hunt.Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 3 director Pat Flowers welcomed around 50 people to the brief presentation intended to highlight lessons learned from two wolf seasons and to explain changes to the 2012 hunting season.

The main change proposed, and the one that has received the most criticism, is the addition of a trapping season. The season would run from Dec. 15 to Feb. 28 to avoid the time when bears are active, said biologist Howard Burt.

If approved, regulations would require trappers to attend an orientation. Trappers would also have to check their traps every 48 hours, although Burt did not address how FWP would enforce that…

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