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Footloose Montana is dedicated to ending trapping and increasing biodiversity in the urban interface of Missoula. We, like many in our community, are fed up with public lands that are great for recreating being controlled by trappers. We must reclaim our public lands!
In Missoula, we have some of the best recreational opportunities of any community in America, yet these opportunities come with risk- traps! What many people do not realize is that trapping and the use of snares is allowed along the river and in many areas that people enjoy hiking, birding, and mountain biking or skiing, often with their companion animal. This is a major safety concern!
In and around Missoula, these are places we would like to see trap-free that currently allow some form of trapping, either on land with some setbacks or in the river with no setbacks.
People continue to say to us-“it’s my wildlife too”, since when are trappers who pay only $28.00 a year to trap, have the right to destroy beavers, otters, pine marten and other species that one could find in the lands we are looking to “REWILD”. Biodiversity and healthy wildlife populations that include wolves and other predators are vital to the health and viability of our public lands. Trapping destroys all of that and leaves us in the urban interface with rivers and lands devoid of the animals that would enhance our experiences. They also are putting children and family pets at risk. These traps must be removed. If we can do this in Missoula, we can do it in your community!
Help us make this a reality! Here’s how you can help:
We must all be a voice for rewilding our Urban Interface and ending trapping! Sign up for our alerts and become a member today!
Let our local elected officials hear from you. Tell them trapping has no place on land that families, friends and pets use to recreate.
Email John Engen
Missoula, MT 59802
Juanita Vero Josh Slotnick Dave Strohmaier
406-258-4877 406-258-3202 406-258-3204
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Let them know you value seeing otters, beavers and other wildlife far more than allowing them to die a horrible death.
Use the term “It’s our wildlife too!"
Write to the Director of Fish, Wildlife and Parks- Make clear that trapping in our community must end!
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Martha Williams, Director
1420 East Sixth Avenue
P.O. Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701
Phone: (406) 444-2535
Fax: (406) 444-4952
Write to the Governor; make clear that trapping in our community must end!
Governor Steve Bullock
Office of the Governor
PO Box 200801
Helena MT 59620-0801
Toll Free: 855-318-1330