Wolf Trapping Reimbursement Bill Passes MT Legislature
By angelamontana

Posted: March 27, 2021

Did you see this yesterday?

Here’s what happened on Friday, March 26th, from an article on HelenaIR.com by Tom Kuglin:

A bill allowing private payment for expenses of successful wolf trappers and hunters passed the Legislature on Friday.

Senate Bill 267 from Sen. Bob Brown, R-Thompson Falls, is one of multiple high-profile wolf and trapping bills headed to the desk of Gov. Greg Gianforte. The bill passed the House Friday on a vote of 60-37 with most majority Republicans in favor. It had previously passed through the Legislature on party-line votes.

The bill amends Montana law to allow for the reimbursement for receipts of costs related to the hunting or trapping of wolves. The bill has drawn controversy since it first came in 2019 with opponents believing it stretches across ethical lines and effectively institutes a bounty on the animals.

Read the full article here.