Bad idea , we trappers get one more pet caught and our whole sport is in jeopardy . I just testified two weeks ago in a case against someone for setting a 220 on land . Luckily I found it , if one of the beagles had the judge and jury would have been waiting
I was at a hardware store on Saturday and saw an older guy buying a 330. I asked, "what are trying to catch" he said a big groundhog....I tried to convince him to buy a 160 from me or hire me (wildlife pest agent)... anyhow, he bought the 330 and I showed him how to safely set it and even secured it in the set position with a tie-wrap. I cautioned him about pets as well, and wished him luck. I'm waiting to hear back from him soon, asking for help. If a guy has pet incident under his own deck, it's most likely a civil [censored] match. A homeowner "protecting" his property against vectors most likely will not be found guilty in court after a pet incident. But, I do agree that public perception of trappers suffers when ignorant homeowners "over-gun" for small critters. I've heard "my groundhog under my deck is over 20lbs" toooooo many times.