WATCH LIVE: State of Montana to appeal lawsuit that cancelled much of wolf trapping season
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: January 11, 2024

On Friday, the State of Montana will appeal the U.S. District Court’s decision to enjoin much of wolf trapping season in the state this year.

Judge Donald W. Molloy ordered the following on Nov. 21: IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunctive relief (Doc. 5) is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. While this action is pending, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is ENJOINED from authorizing wolf trapping and snaring in all areas included in wolf regions one through five, plus Hill, Blaine, and Phillips counties, except during the time period when it is reasonably certain that almost all grizzly bears will be in dens: January 1, 2024, to February 15, 2024.

You can read the ruling here. 

Oral arguments will be held for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals at the Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California. The case is the last listed for a docket that begins at 9 a.m.

You can watch oral arguments live here.


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