Close
Menu
  Home » News » News Releases » Fish & Wildlife » Keep Montana Wildlife Wild - If care, leave them there

Keep Montana Wildlife Wild - If care, leave them there

Friday, April 12, 2013
Fish & Wildlife - Region 7
This news release was archived on Sunday, May 12, 2013

Montana laws prohibit the capture, feeding, possession and harassment of wildlife—both game and nongame species—necessary in part to curb the human tendency to "help" newborn wildlife.
Wildlife biologists see too often cases of newborn wildlife being removed from the wild by people who fear the animal has been abandoned by its parent—when the adult is actually very nearby.
"Please remind friends and family to leave young wildlife untouched this spring," said Ron Aasheim, FWP spokesman. "If you care, leave them there. It is the best way to ensure that young wildlife is raised as nature intended—in the wild."
To learn more about living with Montana’s wildlife, visit the FWP Wild Things web page at fwp.mt.gov , click Living With Wildlife.