Wolverine tracks in the Swan Range. (Keith Hammer photo)
Montana District Court Judge Jeffrey Sherlock has issued a temporary restraining order stopping Montana’s wolverine trapping season!
The order was issued on the eve of the trapping season set to begin December 1, in response to a lawsuit filed by the Western Environmental Law Center on behalf of Swan View Coalition and several other conservation groups.
Judge Sherlock concluded â€œBalancing the loss of a â€˜recreational harvest opportunityâ€™ against the possible damage to a potentially endangered species, the Court finds equity lies in favor of issuing a temporary restraining order.â€
Twas the eve before trapping season When all through the woods All the creatures declared WELC delivered the goods!
Logging road landslide into Sullivan Creek bull trout habitat!
Keith Hammer photo.