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Is trapping the right way to manage beaver in Beaver Creek Park?


October 4, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Water runs over a beaver dam in Beaver Creek Park.

The Hill County Park Board for several months has been hearing proposals for alternative ways to control the beaver population in Beaver Creek Park, but one user of the park says the best way is how it has been done for decades - trapping.

"The (Hill County Park Board) has managed the park for decades," Fran Buell said. "They did it right."

Buell, a long-time trapper herself and member of the National Trappers Hall of Fame, added that the park has healthy wildlife and the only thing detrimental to the park is the beavers cutting down trees and causing flooding. 

Park board member Renel...

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