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Offline LARK

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Re: Trapping Seasons & Rules
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2017, 03:43:36 PM »
When and how was the mandatory 24 hour trap check initiated?  Was there no input from trappers on this?  This appears to be another attempt to really limit trapping in WA. state.

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Re: Trapping Seasons & Rules
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2017, 03:57:14 PM »
When and how was the mandatory 24 hour trap check initiated?  Was there no input from trappers on this?  This appears to be another attempt to really limit trapping in WA. state.

Yea it was one thing if you could use leg-hold drown sets and conibears and check every other day - but daily I could never run a 50 mile line like the old days. 

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Re: Trapping Seasons & Rules
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2017, 09:46:06 PM »
First off there is no 24 hour check requirement for cages. It says an animal must be removed from a restraining set within 24 hours of capture. The only 24 hour check requirement is on bodygripping traps used with a Special Trapping Permit

Right now you are saying I'm splitting hairs but there are good reasons for the wording over a 24 hour check requirement.

As for why and when I am not completely sure of the history but here goes.
I think the current check requirements were adopted in "98 or "99 before Initiative-713 passed. I was not involved but I think there was a lot of fear because trappers knew the Initiative was coming and it was thought that by doing this it would play to the public better so the Initiative might be defeated.
Obviously it didn't work out but it was a good intentioned attempt to help defeat Initiative-713.   
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