Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Court says no more recreational marten trapping

Here's good news for cute little fur bearers: recreational live trapping of mink and pine marten in Colorado has been halted by a recent District Court decision.
The Colorado Wildlife Commission passed regulations in July that added mink and pine marten to the list of fur bearers trappers can snag. Conservation organizations challenged the legality of the regulation and the District Court entered a stay on Jan. 5, nullifying the regulations.
Don't worry though, the Division of Wildlife said Tuesday that Coloradans who still want these fuzzy members of the weasel family dead can still legally "take" them with Division authorization using rifles, handguns, shotguns, handheld bows and crossbows.

3 comments:

pine_marten_hunter said...

Damn liberals. Looks like I'll have to use my crossbow now.

Pam Anderson said...

Fur is murder. Save this little forest dweller while you still can.

Zen said...

"Division of Wildlife said Tuesday that Coloradans who still want these fuzzy members of the weasel family dead can still legally "take" them with Division authorization..."

Thank god. Cause if I can't get my kill on, I'm just a nasty grouch.