Groups urge 5-mile wolf hunting and trapping setback around Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Exposing the Big Game

October 27, 2021
CONTACTS:Stephen Capra, Footloose Montana, 406-370-3027,stephen@footloosemontana.orgBrooks Fahy, Predator Defense, (541) 520-6003,brooks@predatordefense.orgJoselyn Leroux, Western Watersheds Project, 406-960-4164,jocelyn@westernwatersheds.org

MISSOULA, MT— The U.S. Forest Service is being asked to move aggressively to stop the killing of wolves being drawn out of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks to their deaths, lured by the calling and baiting of local hunters and trappers. More than three dozen organizations and individuals are urging the quick approval of a 5-mile buffer zone near park boundaries where no hunting or trapping would be allowed, to protect wolves, residents and visitors from bullets, traps and snares.
“This insanity of allowing the slaughter of national park wolves and endangering the public was enabled by Governor Gianforte and our legislature and must be stopped by the federal government,” said Stephen Capra, executive director of Footloose Montana. “It is time that they assume…

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