Judge Stops Montana’s Wolverine Trapping!

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 “Balancing the loss of a ‘recreational harvest opportunity’ against the possible damage to a potentially endangered species, the Court finds equity lies in favor of issuing a temporary restraining order.”

Click here to read WELC’s press release.

Click here to read the Missoulian article.

Click here to read the Court Order.

Click here to read more about our lawsuit.

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Twas the eve before trapping season When all through the woods All the creatures declared WELC delivered the goods!

This article published on November 30, 2012 • [Permalink]