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Re: Upsetting the 'Apple' cart. . . [Re: randall brannon] #7803754
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Originally Posted by randall brannon
Originally Posted by LT GREY
Shame Washington state has lost it's trapping rights on foot holds

That is a shame. That is also one of the reasons I did not like Florida. I even had a nosy neighbor sic the Police on me for having some Foothold traps hanging in my shed. I bought them at a rummage sale for pennies. It is not illegal to Posses them just to set them is what the Officer told her.

I read the Washington trapping regs and am wondering what traps are legal? It seems Washington has eliminated all traps. Am I reading it wrong?

Re: Upsetting the 'Apple' cart. . . [Re: LT GREY] #7805925
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Cage traps, colony traps, etc. are legal in Washington. As are the Koro rat traps (don't ask me why they are, but they are the only bodygripping trap legal). Other than the Koro rat trap no trap that grips the body are a part of the body (footholds) is legal. I believe they amended it to make mole traps and mouse traps legal, they were not when they first passed the law but the golfers didn't like moles tearing up their golf courses after they voted to eliminate bodygripping traps.

Re: Upsetting the 'Apple' cart. . . [Re: bearcat2] #7806022
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Originally Posted by bearcat2
Cage traps, colony traps, etc. are legal in Washington. As are the Koro rat traps (don't ask me why they are, but they are the only bodygripping trap legal). Other than the Koro rat trap no trap that grips the body are a part of the body (footholds) is legal. I believe they amended it to make mole traps and mouse traps legal, they were not when they first passed the law but the golfers didn't like moles tearing up their golf courses after they voted to eliminate bodygripping traps.

I guess I didn't read it wrong. Basically trapping is outlawed.

Re: Upsetting the 'Apple' cart. . . [Re: Spike369] #7806029
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Originally Posted by Spike369
Originally Posted by bearcat2
Cage traps, colony traps, etc. are legal in Washington. As are the Koro rat traps (don't ask me why they are, but they are the only bodygripping trap legal). Other than the Koro rat trap no trap that grips the body are a part of the body (footholds) is legal. I believe they amended it to make mole traps and mouse traps legal, they were not when they first passed the law but the golfers didn't like moles tearing up their golf courses after they voted to eliminate bodygripping traps.

I guess I didn't read it wrong. Basically trapping is outlawed.

Trapping is legal and actually growing! I catch as many cats with cages as I did with conventional traps but just canít carry as many 😃. Swim through cages for beaver . Otter and rats are very effective and the koro rat trap are killers on mink and marten ! Mole traps are still illegal though
After all that I would love to have the use of all conventional traps but itíll never happen again

Re: Upsetting the 'Apple' cart. . . [Re: LT GREY] #7806489
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Man, now I'm really confused. My first year trapping and I only caught 1 coyote. Coyotes are what I want to catch but I don't seem smart enough. I'm going to try everything, Dirt holes with pee, dirt holes without pee. Sets with bait sets without bait. I don't know , I just can't figure out how to get coyotes. I even have 2 dozen snares out and can't get any. You guys make it seem easy, but it ain't!!

Re: Upsetting the 'Apple' cart. . . [Re: Spike369] #7806603
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Originally Posted by Spike369
Man, now I'm really confused. My first year trapping and I only caught 1 coyote. Coyotes are what I want to catch but I don't seem smart enough. I'm going to try everything, Dirt holes with pee, dirt holes without pee. Sets with bait sets without bait. I don't know , I just can't figure out how to get coyotes. I even have 2 dozen snares out and can't get any. You guys make it seem easy, but it ain't!!

Read anything in the archives about coyotes. Read Savells and Steeltraps post. Keep it simple. Bed solid. Set on sign. Donít over lure.

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