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Mountain Lion, Other Animals Caught in Wolf Traps
Thirteen wolves have been trapped statewide as of Wednesday
Montana wildlife officials say two mountain lions, a coyote and a bobcat were captured in wolf traps in the first week of the state's inaugural trapping season.

Another mountain lion was caught in a furbearer trap.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife management section supervisor George Pauley says that is to be expected even though trappers are taught how to prevent capturing other animals.

The Ravalli Republic reports trappers must notify wildlife officials when they capture animals other than wolves and must release them. In the case of a trapped mountain lion, the trapper is encouraged to contact FWP for help in turning the animal loose.

Thirteen wolves have been trapped statewide as of Wednesday and 100 have been killed by hunters
 
On 12-29-12, RealDeal commented....
Where in this article does it say anything about these animals being harmed or killed? Sounds to me like they were all released without incident. I’m sure if they were injured or killed, it would have been reported.
 
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