Just got back from a hike with the family up off goldmine road near boxcar trail. We were no more than 250 yards into the hike and our Shorthair got nailed by a trap less than a foot off the main trail. She started crying and it scared the heck out of everyone including myself. At first I thought she may have been hit by a rattler, but I got to her quick and realized what was going on. She walked away and kept right on going. We ran into the trapper setting the rest of his traps all less than a foot off the trail where numerous people were out walking their dogs. I realize it's state game lands and they are for hunting and trapping, but this is one of the most used trails in the area. I'd be the first to admit I know nothing about the laws of trapping. Is it legal to set traps that close to a trail and do they have to be marked with some sort of ribbon or something? Even if it is legal it's probably not the smartest place to be placing traps.