Trap Release Information

More and more dogs are getting caught in wolf and coyote traps in our region and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is working to expand trapping. The traps don’t have to be far from trails or public lands and are very difficult to spot. Working the mechanics of the traps to free an animal is counterintuitive and requires knowing how they function and each trap’s release mechanics. When your dog is caught; they are in pain and panic, making freeing them even more challenging. Being prepared and aware is important. This useful video about releasing traps is not graphic – they use a stuffed toy – and has great information.