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Wed., Jan. 9, 2013, 10:42 a.m.

Montana debates trapping of threatened wolverines

The wolverine, largest member of the weasel family, lives at high elevations, where it relies on deep spring snowpacks to protect its young in reproductive dens. This mother wolverine has been key to research in Glacier National Park. (Photo by Bill Garwood)
The wolverine, largest member of the weasel family, lives at high elevations, where it relies on deep spring snowpacks to protect its young in reproductive dens. This mother wolverine has been key to research in Glacier National Park. (Photo by Bill Garwood)

THREATENED SPECIES -- Montana is taking a controversial stand on trapping of wolverines.

Montana FWP says it will oppose federal protection of wolverines

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to propose listing the wolverine as a threatened species next week, a decision that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said they'll oppose because the state has a healthy population of the elusive member of the weasel family.




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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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