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What are some of the categories of trapping?

posted May 16, 2012, 9:25 AM by Scott Slocum   [ updated May 16, 2012, 9:26 AM ]
  • Wildlife Management.
    • Wildlife populations sometimes get out of control with one or more of the following consequences:
      • outgrow the habitat's ability to support its own population,
      • outgrow the habitat's ability to support other populations,
      • lead to crowding and a consequent increase in the spread of disease,
      • lead to increasing unwanted contact with humans,
      • In these cases and others, wildlife managers need to kill or relocate excess animals for the good of the remaining animals.
      • Trapping is often an effective method.
    • Wildlife populations sometimes need help:
      • re-establishing from one isolated habitat to another,
      • breeding in captivity.
      • In these cases and others, wildlife managers need to capture animals alive.
      • Live-trapping and leg-hold trapping are often effective methods.
  • Pest Control.
  • Wild animals sometimes find their way indoors and must be removed.
    • sometimes they can be physically excluded,
    • sometimes they must be killed.
    • Lethal trapping or poisoning are often necessary, with caution to protect people and domestic animals.
  • Wild animals sometimes threaten the public safety.
    • distemper, rabies, etc.,
    • aggression,
    • predator attacks on domestic animals.
    • Shooting, lethal trapping, or poisoning are sometimes necessary, with caution to protect people and domestic animals.
  • Commercial.
  • Trapping for fur to be sold for ornaments, clothing, etc.
  • Recreational.
  • Trapping as a way to enjoy the outdoors, share a tradition, etc.