There must be intent to use as bait...clc said:So my understanding is its illegal to trap bluegills but is the trap automatically illegal once a bluegill swims into it since they are trapped technically? Or is it only illegal when the intent is to use them for bait? I like the idea of setting a couple traps overnight at a local lake.
Ruttro REorge !!!miller17015 said:cant transfer crayfish from this pond to that one but it is perfectly legal to order a 50lb bag from companies in the south tht ship live crawdads up on ice to cook.
There are plenty of police officers that are aware of the game/wildlife codes. Pretty poor advice there.Hiamovi said:A police officer won't know.Keep them in the trunk in a cooler or back seat in a cooler.When they open it and find crayfish instead of beer you will be good to go.They will go to their car and chuckle.Big bust.The police would be embarrassed to say I caught a guy with a crayfish."Kids are killing kids with heroin" and you bring in this crayfish trafficker?Won't happen unless a game law officer gets you.I'm a person that abides laws but a crawfish for consumption being illegal.You need a million for a good meal.That all being said I'm gearing up for turtle soup.
It looks like keeping them would only be a summary offense so it's basically like getting a traffic situation. I am not encouraging you to do anything illegal just saying that it isn't that illegal.fishen4crabs said:That figures. PA has things so messed up. I might take a chance since the need to be alive to cook. Maybe if a officer stops me he would understand. Lol. I hope.