The ban on traps would apply to public lands only-
Story in the Great Falls Tribune. Group aims to put a stop to trapping on public lands. By Michael Babcock. Great Falls Tribune Outdoor Editor.
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News Release from Footloose, Montana-
Footloose Montana Proposes
“Montana Trap-Free Public Lands Initiative”
Helena, Mont. – Public lands in Montana will become trap-free, if an initiative filed today with the Secretary of State qualifies for the November 2010 general election and is approved by a majority of voters. Download Initiative
The “Montana Trap-Free Public Lands Initiative” would prohibit trapping on public lands in Montana, except for scientific, public health and safety activities. Under the initiative, proposed by the Florence-based group, Footloose Montana, trapping on private lands, which comprise 65 percent of the state, will not be affected. Read the rest of this entry »