"ANYTIME SOMEONE IS HIKING ON PUBLIC GROUND, THERE IS ALWAYS THE POSSIBILITY SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE TRAPPING." -- DAVE LOEWEN, former MONTANA FWp enforcement chief
The purpose of making trap locations available on this website is to warn people who may be recreating on public lands, especially those recreating with dogs.
If you encounter traps on public lands, please tell us!
Please note that:
TO USE THIS MAP:
Click on each trap location on the map for more information.
Red icons indicate >> trapped animals.
Yellow icons indicate >> observed/ known traps.
Click on rectangular slide-out icon left of "Known Trap Locations" to select a particular year of incidents.
general requirements for traps set on public land...
-- 50 ft. setback from official trails & open roads (does not apply to traps set in water or 4 ft. above ground)
-- 300 ft. setback from marked/designated trail heads
-- traps must have metal trapper ID tag attached