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Park Board declines grant for non-lethal beaver trapping alternatives

 

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

A beaver swims across a pond near Havre shortly after sunset in April. The Hill County Park Board voted 5-3 not to apply for a grant that would allow demonstration of non-lethal methods to deal with beaver in Beaver Creek Park, although they did not rule out applying for the grant in the future.

The Hill County Park Board continued its discussion about non-lethal alternatives to beaver trapping in Beaver Creek Park and voted during their monthly meeting, which was held virtually May 4, to decline to apply for a grant that would have provided a demonstration of these devices.

The virtual meeting had technical difficulties, with the audio quality inconsistent, and many of the people on the call did not identify themselves.

Torrey Ritter, a non-game biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks provided his opinion on the grant and non-lethal alternatives in general.

"I've been wo...



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