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    Re: trapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Pretty much. I'm a born and bred city boy, so I can't say that the issue affects me one way or the other.

    However, given what I know on the subject, I can't say that I have a problem with trapping, IF it is done humanely.
    "humane trapping" oxymoron

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    Re: trapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    If done, trapping needs to be humane. "Bear traps," etc. should not be legal for any purpose. Those things are dangerous and cruel.
    What about mouse traps or roach traps?

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    Re: trapping

    How the hell is trapping a "sport"? You place the trap, go home and drink a few beers, come back in a day or two to see if you've caught something. Forget that, I want it banned because it people are deluding themselves into thinking that is a sport.
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    Re: trapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post


    I'm against the kind of traps shown above.

    Fully in favor of, and supportive of hunting.

    Trapping seems to be completely inhumane and torturous. Based on my extremely limited knowledge of it - I'd vote against it.
    That is the type of trap I used when running trap lines as a youth. It was for money and sometimes food.

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    Re: trapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    What about mouse traps or roach traps?
    Roach traps, fine.

    Mouse traps, I'll have to think that one over.
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    Re: trapping

    Mouse traps???? That's not what this thread is about.

    Can someone explain to me "humane trapping"?

    Do you mean like these catch-n-release type traps?


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    Re: trapping

    Yes humane trapping is using traps that do no inflict injury. Trap and release these days is usually to reduce damage done by animals to property owners. The skunk being trapped however is a poor example as someone will need to tranquilize the animal so as not to be sprayed which is no fun at all. My brother in law has been humane trapping squirrels and racoons to keep them away from his bird feeders. 12 squirrels and 4 racoons so far. He drives them to a local park county park in a release area and lets them go. So far it seems to be working.

    Spring, jaw and other type traps are to me outdated. They had their uses a long time ago for those who needed to make a living off the land but that for the most part is no longer needed, and is cruel to the animals who are not killed or who have to chew their appendages off to escape. I'm all for hunting, fishing... but cruel traps are a thing of the past and should be left in the past.
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    Re: trapping

    It's funny to see what people will claim is 'a part of our heritage'

    Look: it's a form of technology designed to serve a purpose. In the past - it was a viable option for safety if you, say, lived in a dangerous wild environment and it was 'the Leopard or my ass'

    These days there are several other methods of catching wildlife that do not involve inflicting long term injury before death.

    - If some people really felt that 'heritage' mattered they'd be decrying guns and demanding our LEO's carry bows and arrows, hatchets and longarms.
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    Re: trapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Yes humane trapping is using traps that do no inflict injury. Trap and release these days is usually to reduce damage done by animals to property owners. The skunk being trapped however is a poor example as someone will need to tranquilize the animal so as not to be sprayed which is no fun at all. My brother in law has been humane trapping squirrels and racoons to keep them away from his bird feeders. 12 squirrels and 4 racoons so far. He drives them to a local park county park in a release area and lets them go. So far it seems to be working.

    Spring, jaw and other type traps are to me outdated. They had their uses a long time ago for those who needed to make a living off the land but that for the most part is no longer needed, and is cruel to the animals who are not killed or who have to chew their appendages off to escape. I'm all for hunting, fishing... but cruel traps are a thing of the past and should be left in the past.
    Traps like the one shown with a skunk in it are not viable options for fur trappers. Conibear traps (called body traps in a previous post) are the most humane alternative to leg-hold traps for the professional trapper. If that's not good enough, then banning fur trapping is the only route left. Me, I don't have a dog in the hunt so I don't care if you ban trapping but the men who make their living in the bush will need to be supported because they don't usually live near a labour hiring hall.
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    Re: trapping

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    How the hell is trapping a "sport"?
    If you're competing against someone, it's a sport:
    Etymology"Sport" comes from the Old French desport meaning "leisure", with the oldest definition in English from around 1300 being "anything humans find amusing or entertaining".[7]
    Other meanings include gambling and events staged for the purpose of gambling; hunting; and games and diversions, including ones that require exercise.[8] Roget's defines the noun sport as an "activity engaged in for relaxation and amusement" with synonyms including diversion and recreation.[9]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport
    So if you're competing against other trappers/hunters for the same game, it's a sport.

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    You place the trap, go home and drink a few beers, come back in a day or two to see if you've caught something.
    You set several traps over miles and revisit each one at least one every day, claiming caught critters, resetting traps, fixing sprung traps which failed to catch anything or the wrong species/gender/to-young/sickly. You generally want to avoid those beers because you can't carry a firearm while intoxicated.

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Forget that, I want it banned because it people are deluding themselves into thinking that is a sport.
    Some people do it as their living, others do it for pest control. If you ban traps then people will resort to poisons, which will not only make the target critter unusable to humans but will also infect scavengers and the rest of the natural food chain.

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