Tag Archives: Trapping

Idaho mulling paid trappers to manage wolf numbers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife officials are considering paying private trappers to kill wolves roaming in specific hunting zones where wolves have had a significant impact on elk populations.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is mulling several different ideas for using fewer than a dozen proven trappers as way to more affordably and effectively manage and reduce wolf numbers in three northern hunting zones. Continue reading

Trapper who killed Denali wolves scoffs at notion of buffer zone

SEATTLE — The prime breeding female wolf snared outside Alaska’s Denali National Park this spring — opening new controversy over hunting and trapping on the outskirts of the 6-million-acre park — was so thin that her backbone and hipbones were protruding, according to the trapper who caught her in a snare. Continue reading

Gray wolf trapped outside Rochester, Minn, released

[large thumbnail url=”gray-wolf-trapped-outside-rochester-minn-released” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”gray-wolf-trapped-outside-rochester-minn-released” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”18″] A gray wolf, in Southeastern Minnesota, was caught in a trap intended for coyote. An article which marginalized the potential injuries traps can cause says that the wolf has been released back in to the wild with “a sore paw.” Continue reading