posted Apr 1, 2012, 10:21 PM by Scott Slocum
updated Apr 18, 2012, 3:16 PM
Why do trappers prefer not to elevate or submerge their body-gripping traps as suggested in Minnesota Senate Bill S.F. No. 1736
and House Bill H.F. No. 2243
, or use other selective trapping methods?
- Dog-proof raccoon traps work only for racoons, so they can't do double duty (like the traps that kill dogs can).
- Elevated traps work only for animals that climb; like racoons, fishers, martens, perhaps bobcats, etc. They can't do double duty (like the traps that kill dogs can).
- Traps can't always be submerged if the ice is too thick or the water isn't deep enough.