August 28, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 351

Wool Growers: Trapping Ban Wrong

The Montana Wool Growers Association (MWGA) on Tuesday submitted written comments to the Montana Attorney General’s Office pointing out the legal and constitutional problems with the proposed initiative to ban trapping on public lands in Montana. MWGA submitted comments in response to the Attorney General’s request of Aug. 21 seeking public comment on the proposed ballot initiative proposed by Timothy Provow of Missoula.

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The initiative, if passed, would make it illegal to trap fur-bearing animals, game animals, predators, game birds, and upland game birds on any public lands (both fede...

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