Governor Greg Gianforte has signed bills allowing snares to be used for the trapping of wolves and lengthening Montana’s trapping seasons. Senate Bill 224 adds snares to the list of legal traps for wolves where previously only foothold traps were allowed. House Bill 225 extends wolf trapping seasons by two weeks earlier and two weeks later. Fish Wildlife and Parks estimates roughly 1,200 wolves are in the state and annually that trappers and hunters take about 400.
Anglers need to be aware of a new fishing regulation change for walleye on the Missouri River. Troy Shockley, our Capitol City Correspondent, has details.