Park Board committee hears public testimony on beaver trapping


Last updated 3/24/2021 at 1:08pm

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Margaret Standing Bear reads a statement about beaver control during a meeting of the Hill County Park Board Rules and Regulation Committee.

Editor’s note: This version clarifies that cabin owner Fran Buell was not speaking as a member of the Montana Trappers Association and removes a characterization of Lou Hagener as a long-time advocate of non-lethal beaver control.

The Hill County Park Board's Rules and Regulations Committee held a meeting Monday evening to hear public testimony regarding the future of the board's methods of beaver population control.

Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson lead the meeting and said its purpose was to gather information and perspectives on the subject in preparation for eventually determin...

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