Originally Posted by Rups
I don't know which CR
I don't know who the instructor was that told number 17 about setting right next to a bait pile he built BUT I do know that is specifically illeagal!The only way you can build a bait pile and do anything with it is if you are HUNTING over the pile.If you want to trap anywhere around the pile it has to be covered so it can't be seen from the air.This is another one of the so called GRAY areas of the regulations.It's the same as baiting deer or bear. If you find waste corn in a picked field you can hunt deer at that field or if you find a large amount of acorns that a bear is feeding on you can hunt there.The difference is you can't put the corn on a pile or gather acorns and put them at a particular spot and hunt bear over them.I ask about trapping around a deer that I found dead in the woods. The answer I got was if the deer died where I found it,that was concidered a natural site.If I drug a deer to a spot and trapped or put cables around that was concidered baiting.I know that is as clear as mud but that is the way it is. You best check with your WCO,he is the one that makes the final desision in your area.
Every canine trapper in the state uses "Bait" as an enticement for their traps. How big of a chunk of bait can I use then? A teaspoon, tablespoon, ladle full, bucket full, entire carcass, a pile of carcasses?
Cover a carcass pile? What do the critters do when they're done eating on it? Cover it back up for you?
Show me anywhere in any book that it says I can't use a carcass pile to entice canines for trapping purposes. If you are going to take that regulation literally, then if anybody anywhere in the State places a carcass, the entire State gets shut down to trapping. After all, there is exposed bait, at an undetermined distance, so you can't trap. That makes sense doesn't it.
What about a farmer's carcass pile where he dumps his cows and chickens? Can I trap around that? I know for a fact that in my area I can set trails leading to carcass piles.
Show me anywhere in any book that says I can't set a CR directly ontop an exposed carcass if I want to. Not a trap, but a CR.
How on God's Green Earth is a raptor going to get caught in a legal CR setup anyway?
I took the CR class 3 years ago up in Tunkhannock. Anybody else take that course?