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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Middletown, Pa.
Re: id tag question
If I remember correctly the law reads a tag must be used. No mention of engraved number. That being said, years back I did see some PGC issued traps, #2 Victor coils square jaw design, that had Pa Game Commission, Harrisburg, Pa stamped om the bottom. Maybe they were exempt from the law. I don't know but it was no big deal to me.
Many trappers roll their tag around a chain link and that is handy when attaching them, but I prefer to wire mine and leave the tag hanging free in case a WCO or landowner wants to check for ownership. If they unwrap your tag I really doubt they would take the time to wrap it back in place. Also if a captured animal rips one off, its easy to see the tag needs replacing. But hey, that's just my way. Feel free to do what you want.
I trap mink because I don't know any better