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Question by Timmy12. Uploaded on November 21, 2010
After a brief look at the trapping regs in the manual you get with your hunting license I did not see any thing stating that you could not use a snare. In the section about trapping beaver it states that a snare must be made of stainless or galvanized steel. Also any traps set in PA must have an ID tag on them and it tells you what must be on the tag in the trapping section of this manual. I suggest that you read the manual before set traps to ensure you are following the laws properly. Good Luck and Happy Trapping
Yes Timmy, be sure to read your Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest for information. You can only snare coyote and fox and must have a certification card (p.11). Also the season is limited to Dec 26- Feb 20.
See page 79 for more information on cable restraints (snares). Page 87 gives information on Trapper training. I suggest that you do not trap until you have the proper training a certification. Remember small game seasons overlap with trapping and hunting dogs are curious and are snared easily. A friend of mine is still searching for the individual that placed a snare improperly and snared his dog last year. The snare damaged the dog's leg even though the hunter came to his aid in under 5 minutes. Please before you thing of trapping get educated and certified.
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