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Old 02-09-2009, 07:25 PM
swamprat27 swamprat27 is offline
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Animals out of season

I have a question about trapping a nontarget out of season animal. What if you have a set that could catch multiple kinds of animals. And you were to catch a furbearing animal other than a cat or dog that you legaly cant trap. I guess this referring mostly to conibear were the animal cant just be released.

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Old 02-23-2009, 08:24 AM
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In Wisconsin you get an otter tag every couple of years, so when I killed one in a 160 conibear set in a narrow ditch, I called the local warden. He told me to leave it in my garage, and he came by and picked it up. I do have some contact with him, so there was not a lot of questioning about how I happened to catch one. I caught several muskrats in that set, and on another part of my trapline, had another otter incident. A number 1 stoploss was missing, I searched the river bank area looking for a raccoon, no luck. Two days later pulling my traps, still looking for my trap, a see the trap stake in a deadfall 100 yds down the river. One otter toenail left in the trap, I was glad I wired the trap ring to the stake, something you learn when trapping muskrats where you can catch bigger critters.
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:37 PM
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I have caught a few otter while beaver trapping that were out of season. I just contact a local conservation officer and turn them in to them. I've never had a problem with any of them. They know these were accidental catches or you wouldn't be turning them in.
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