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#3556677 - 01/22/14 08:46 AM Trapping advice, tips, legal stuff.
TheRealSpurhunter
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Since my lease is so small, but it sits among a ton of other ground I don't have permission to hunt. I am leaning towards trapping instead of calling and shooting the predators. The dogs and bobcats are thick as thieves in there, but I really want them thinned out more than the thrill of calling them in.

I have started doing some research and it seems a 550 trap is whats needed for these applications.

I have a good idea of where Im going to be setting them up, bait with fresh meats, use rubber gloves when handling the traps to minimize scent, and all traps must have a tag of ownership.

My bigger problem is checking traps. My place is 2 hours away, and I cant check them during the week days.

Is this ethical, legal to wait 6-7 days between checking?
I cant find any information on this.

I am also considering snares. Thoughts?

Last but not least, in 13 years I have only seen 4 pet dogs. It would bother me to catch one in a trap, but what do you do about that?
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#3556722 - 01/22/14 09:09 AM Re: Trapping advice, tips, legal stuff. [Re: TheRealSpurhunter]
maddhatter82
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Its on page 17 in the hunting guide they have to be checked every 36 hours
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#3556745 - 01/22/14 09:25 AM Re: Trapping advice, tips, legal stuff. [Re: maddhatter82]
TheRealSpurhunter
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Thanks, I didn't have a paper copy, but scoured the online version and couldn't find that.
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#3557923 - 01/23/14 08:39 AM Re: Trapping advice, tips, legal stuff. [Re: TheRealSpurhunter]
pressfit
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IMO ..if you cant check them every day I would not set them.. I been trapping for 30 plus years on and off.. dont think in that time I have ever went a day with out checking my traps.. no matter how bad you hate a coyote.. you dont want to leave them in a trap for 6-7 days..
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#3557971 - 01/23/14 09:07 AM Re: Trapping advice, tips, legal stuff. [Re: pressfit]
matt_brown
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 Originally Posted By: pressfit
dont think in that time I have ever went a day with out checking my traps.. no matter how bad you hate a coyote.. you dont want to leave them in a trap for 6-7 days..
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#3558120 - 01/23/14 10:56 AM Re: Trapping advice, tips, legal stuff. [Re: TheRealSpurhunter]
scn
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 Originally Posted By: TheRealSpurhunter
Thanks, I didn't have a paper copy, but scoured the online version and couldn't find that.


The regulations on the inspecting traps at least every 36 hours are found in TCA 70-4-120.

Other trapping regulations are found in the Manner and Means Proclamation 13-08.

There is a link to both statutes and Proclamations at the top of the TWRA section under TWRA Rules and Regulations.



Edited by scn (01/23/14 11:54 AM)
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#3558133 - 01/23/14 11:08 AM Re: Trapping advice, tips, legal stuff. [Re: scn]
scn
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It doesn't look like the link to Proclamations is working today.

You can find the Manner and Means information on pages 14-15 in the Hunting Guide.
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#3558223 - 01/23/14 12:33 PM Re: Trapping advice, tips, legal stuff. [Re: scn]
TheRealSpurhunter
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I appreciate all the input. It looks like trapping on that property will just not work for my needs.
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