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Trapper Report of catch
« on: April 07, 2017, 10:24:20 AM »
Have you seen this thing?
They changed it this year and we have some new categories. I have to admit I was blindsided on this and I did not keep the records to fill it out the way they want. I can't imagine anyone else has either.
I spoke to Stephanie about it this morning and she said "do the best you can" so that is what everyone will have to do.
I am going to have further discussions with her on this but if we send them in what they are asking for they are going to get information overload. Look for changes next year. I asked for next year for them to put some guidance in the regs if they want all this information so maybe we will know ahead of time next year what records to keep.
What they are looking for this year is basically every location you trapped so if you caught an otter along the  Chehalis at a location with three traps they want to know the dates those sets were there average number of traps set and of course the 1 otter. Incidentally let us say you caught three non-targets a Nutria, a muskrat and a beaver. You are going to have to fill out all the previously mentioned info for each species and then mark no-target.
So you move up river a half mile with another set, same thing. They are asking for info on each location.
Craziness iMO and I doubt anyone has kept track of all that. I know I haven't. Do the best you can though and maybe we get it changed  next year.
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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 11:58:17 AM »
Wow!

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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 05:58:40 PM »
Why would they want to know exact location? County sounds good to me  :twocents:

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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2017, 01:53:50 PM »
Did Stephanie say who's idea the new information requirements were, and why they needed that level of detail?  I doubt I'll be able to come up with much more information this year, or next year ...

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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2017, 06:36:22 PM »
I sent mine in on the old printed form that I have had for years. I quit using the online form when they lost 3 years in a row on me.
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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2017, 09:16:43 PM »
 
 What  :yike:   :bdid:
As a Trapping Instructor, they didn't inform us of this nonsense  :yeah:
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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2017, 10:41:16 PM »
Why would they want to know exact location? County sounds good to me  :twocents:

They don't have a place for the location. She seems to think though we need to separate out every spot as to catch, number of traps and dates the traps were set.
Not happening as nobody keeps that kind of detailed information.
Like I said, do the best you can.
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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2017, 04:35:45 PM »
I am kinda lost, I've already sent in the same one as last year since that is what the link goes to!  http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/trapping/furbearer_report_of_catch.pdf

So do I need to submit another one on the new form or since this is the fur bearer report of catch at wdfw.wa.gov it is satisfactory?

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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2017, 10:00:21 PM »
You should be good JimmieD. I sent mine in on the OLD from the 90's in the mail because they kept losing my online report.
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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2017, 10:39:41 PM »
Here is the link to the new one.
http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/trapping/
Hard to find it on their site and the old one is still out their in the ether for you to find your way to like you did.
If I was you though I would just send in the one you have and call it good. Save yourself a big headache for sure.
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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2017, 10:32:21 AM »
Alright!  Thanks George and Bruce, I sent it in a week ago.  Hopefully they will get some proper forward panning done with this new report and some good direction for next year!

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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2017, 05:57:59 PM »
Did you get an e-mail acknowledging that they received it? I did with mine and I think everyone should have.
I would save it.
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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2017, 06:58:12 PM »
I went to the ephrata office and filled mine out and handed it in. Poor gal that worked there said she never had heard of a trappers catch report.

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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2017, 10:01:40 PM »
Nothing you can say about the Ephrata office would surprise me.
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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 11:19:32 PM »
So let's say I have 20 colony traps, and I move them around occasionally, do they really expect me to know the date I caught three muskrats at a particular location before I moved it down the creek a mile and caught a couple more and know the dates at that location, and so on; for 20 traps? Yea, right.
It's obvious that whoever the Einstein is who thought this up has never had a real job where they actually had to be productive.   

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Re: Trapper Report of catch
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 06:40:51 PM »
So let's say I have 20 colony traps, and I move them around occasionally, do they really expect me to know the date I caught three muskrats at a particular location before I moved it down the creek a mile and caught a couple more and know the dates at that location, and so on; for 20 traps? Yea, right.
It's obvious that whoever the Einstein is who thought this up has never had a real job where they actually had to be productive.   

Mark,
I said a similar thing to them.
Also lets say  a trapper had out a 100 rat traps throughout the season moving them regularly you would end up with a document that would choke a whole herd of horses and a secretary riding along with you to keep track of it all.
And what would they ever to do with all that info? All they need to know is the how many you caught in a county.
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