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Fri., Nov. 30, 2012, 10:27 a.m.

Trapping banned in popular national forest area in Montana

PUBLIC LANDS -- Traditional uses can be overpowered by heavy public use of popular public lands.

Agreement puts trapping off-limits in area of Montana national forest

The Bass Creek Recreation Area in the Bitterroot National Forest gets the second highest number of visitors in the forest in Montana each year. On Thursday, the 1,600-acre recreation area was officially declared a trapping-free zone.  -- Ravalli Republic




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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