Property Search

Categories: CommunityWildlife

Wyoming Game and Fish seeks public comment on trapping tonight at the Wort

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold a meeting at the Wort Hotel tonight seeking public input on possibly changing the state’s rules for trapping animals.

Potential changes include requiring traps to be located away from trails and that signs be posted to tell people where traps are located.

The Jackson meeting will be held tonight, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Wort Hotel. Meeting attendance will be limited to 50 people.

The meetings will help department officials gauge public support for changing the rules, said Lander regional wildlife supervisor Jason Hunter.

The ideas follow the death of a Fremont County dog, Mac, in a snare in January. Mac’s owner, Karen Zoller, and other pet owners formed a group, WY TRAP FREE-mont County, to call for stricter rules for trapping.

Another group, Wyoming Untrapped, has recorded over 70 instances since 2000 of traps, primarily snares, catching dogs unintentionally.

For more information about this project and the other meetings, both in-person and virtual, please see the Wyoming Game and Fish webpage. Note that virtual meetings require pre-registration.

Additional trapping information is available on the Wyoming Untrapped webpage, including Wyoming trapping history, GIS data on trapping incidents, and sample proposed changes to regulations with supporting rationale.

Recent Posts

TSD 401 returns to in-class learning

TETON COUNTY, Ida. — Teton School District 401 will return to face-to-face learning beginning Monday,… Read More

19 hours ago

Wyoming biologists working to expand range of rare fish

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Tucked away in the remotest stretches of some of the remotest… Read More

20 hours ago

Curative COVID-19 kiosks in Jackson will be used for contact tracing and surveillance tests

JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County Health Department has partnered with the Wyoming Department of Health… Read More

2 days ago

Lower Valley Energy working on gas outage

Editors note: This article was published at 10:53 a.m. on Nov. 28, 2020. JACKSON, Wyo.… Read More

2 days ago

SNAPPED: Santa rides through Jackson after Town Square Lighting

JACKSON, Wyo. — Just after the holiday lights turned on in Town Square, Santa made… Read More

2 days ago

New migration maps serve as tools to help big game in West

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The life-or-death journey made by mule deer during the second-longest big… Read More

3 days ago