Oregon bans trapping of rare, cat-like Humboldt marten
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A cat-like creature in Oregon's coastal forests that's so rare it was once thought to be extinct can no longer be hunted, trapped or collected as roadkill under new rules that could go into effect as soon as next week, officials said Monday. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-3 on Friday to ban the trapping of a subspecies of the Humboldt marten in western Oregon, where there are fewer than 200 of its kind remaining.