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It's time to act, trapping regulations are up for public comment! 

Wyoming Untrapped has been in talks with Wyoming Game and Fish for months to implement trapping regulation changes that would prevent some kinds of traps from being set on hiking trails. WGFD has backtracked, and is only proposing to close one small corridor, Cache Creek trail in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, to furbearer trapping. That means that furbearer traps will still be found on all Forest Service trails except Cache Creek, posing a danger to the pets of the non-trapping users who use those trails. It's time to speak out, show up, and let them know that isn't enough to meet the needs of non-consumptive users, their pets, and the Teton County community. Managing for a diverse set of users by separating hiking trails and trapping is simply responsible management. Use the buttons below to take action now, or view our take action page for full details.

We need you to submit a public comment, sign our petition, and show up at a May 28 public hearing.

1. Submit A Public Comment
2. Sign Our Petition
3. Signup to Volunteer- We Need Folks to Hand Out Info & Comment Forms at Trailheads around Jackson!
4. Attend the May 28 Meeting at the Antler Inn, Jackson, WY 6PM

Change happens slowly in Wyoming. Even the small change WGFD has proposed (closing Cache Creek to furbearer trapping) needs support from you to be enacted. The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission can still make the right choice for Teton County by implementing setbacks on more of the requested trails. No matter where you are from, let them know you think this is the right way to manage wildlife on public lands, and that the public deserves a reasonable expectation of safety on public trails. They need to see your public comment to be convinced, so be sure to submit before May 29!

Lisa Robertson
& the WU Board of Directors

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A Reasonable Request
In the spirit of compromise, WU has narrowed its proposal to request trapping setbacks of 300-feet (instead of the earlier 500 foot figure), on a mere 26 trail segments that focus on areas of high non-trapping use. It's a small request that would make a big difference in mitigating the dog trapping incidents Teton County has already seen too many of.
Read Our Proposal to WGFD

High Use Areas
We are asking for trapping trail setbacks on the trails most heavily used by people and their pets. These are areas where responsible trappers should not trap in the first place, so why not prevent irresponsible incidents through regulation change?
List of Trails with Requested Setbacks

Board of Directors
Deborah Reis
Lisa Robertson
Ann Smith
Jason Williams
Advisory Council
Sharon Brown
Franz Camenzind
Marjorie Pettus
Gary Shockey

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