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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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Bait visible by air?

A friend of mine and I we're talking today at work about trapping, cuz that's how we pass most of our 8 hours. Gotta have your priorities straight, right? Anyway, if I'm setting for mink under a bridge...or coon for that matter, can you use a rubber crawdad on the pan? Or is that still considered "bait visible by air?"

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 06:17 AM
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Re: Bait visible by air?

What is the wording in the book??? I THINK it only applies to natural products...but could be wrong...
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Re: Bait visible by air?

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What is the wording in the book??? I THINK it only applies to natural products...but could be wrong...
I just recieved the latest Trapper and Predator Caller magazine a couple of weeks ago and looked at the PTA section. According to Ralph Martone of the PGC, rubber crawfish placed on a trap pan in the water is now illegal. All bait, whether natural or not, is illegal from ground level to infinity.

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Re: Bait visible by air?

yep you don"t want one of those great blue herron trying to peck your rubber crawdad off you pan. He may come up with a shorten beak.

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Well that makes sense i reckon...

I will have to look at the book and see where the line is drawn....i know flagging at cat sets is popular as is attractors at the set like tinsle, polyfil, feathers etc....ive actually found a set with feathers in the cubby...looked like pillow feathers...

I understand the reasoning for the law and want to.abide by it like we all do....but did wanna try some legal visible attractors this season...
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The blue herron thing makes sense. I thought maybe there might have been a slim chance at a loophole there. I know i see them advertised all the time but didn't know if it was illegal in pa. Thanx for the reply. Looks like I'll just stick to the blind sets and a few cubbies.

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Re: Bait visible by air?

According to the regulations that I am looking at section 2361 article 13 reads as this
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Bait a trap with meat or animal products if the bait is visible from the air. A rubber crawdad is in no way a meat or animal product in my opinion.
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Re: Bait visible by air?

I suggest you ask your local WCO....sometimes opinions vary even in the commission and he is the guy you will answer to.
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Re: Bait visible by air?

An addition to this language was approved by the Board of Commissioners in April 2012. It further defines what constitutes a meat or animal product and includes facsimiles as follows:
"Meat or animal products—For the purpose of section 2361(a)(13) of the act (relating to unlawful acts concerning taking of furbearers), meat or animal products shall include artificial representations or facsimiles thereof."

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 12:42 AM
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Re: Bait visible by air?

is a wad of polyfil left out as an eye appeal attractant a possible representation of a duck feather. that rule confuses me.
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