Nevada bill constricts state trapping laws

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Updated: 3/28/2013 6:29 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State lawmakers are considering placing restrictions on trapping to protect hikers and their dogs while trying not to hinder trappers.

Members of the Senate Natural Resources Committee heard arguments Thursday on a bill proposed by Nevadans concerned with the dangers posed by trapping.

Current law requires trappers to check their traps at least every four days but the bill would require daily checks.

The bill, SB213, also would require traps to be registered by their owners and would have traps identified by flags. The bill allows tampering with traps if there is an imminent danger to a person or pet.

Proponents say the changes would hold trappers accountable for their traps and associated risks.

Opponents say the restrictions are impractical and would introduce more danger.


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