Conservation and Trapping Science

Park Board Approves $30 Reimbursement for Beaver Trappers
Oct 5, 2021 14:46 ET

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – The Hill County Park Board convened on Monday evening for their regular monthly meeting and approved a request from Park Superintendent Chad Edgar to reimburse beaver trappers for their efforts.

The Board authorized up to $4,500 towards reimbursement for the trapping of up to 150 beavers. This equates to about $30 per beaver.

Trapping season at Beaver Creek Park runs from October 15th through April 15th, and traps are usually set near water, but can be in other areas.

Edgar says there are currently around five spots in the Park where beavers are causing issues, one of which is severe.

Beaver trapping has become an annual occurrence at the Park, but the issue stirred up contentious debate over the last year as the Hill County Park Board’s Rules and Regulations Commission held open meetings about beaver management.

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