Does that also go for trappers with illegal sets? I had a dog caught in November, no name tag on the trap
I was trapping with a buddy one year and the WCO tried to pinch my buddy for a tag just like that. He first said they weren’t tagged. When we showed him the tags he said he couldn’t read them and was still going to charge him with it. We scraped the copper with a knife to show him it could be read and he still didn’t like it saying he wasn’t going to go around scraping tags to read them.
3 years ago a coworker asked if I'd trap a coyote that she had seen chasing one of her Pomeranians in her large yard/field. She'd regularly bring her little dogs out there with a tennis racquet and knock a tennis ball across the field for them to chase. I made 4 dirt-hole sets, one in each corner of the yard. I checked them at sunrise and then put a piece of tin over the sets. In the afternoon after she got done playing with the dogs she would remove the tins.... I would even go as far as check in the am, snap them off and reset before dark. That gets old really quick!...
Still a few more years before trapping will be outlawed in PA. We are the last generation.... I really do think that some people think that trapping was outlawed and not something that is done in this state...
It's over 5 minutes long. It's pretty embarrassing for him and i'm really not a fan of publicly shaming someone on social media. I may post the first thirty seconds or so, but the rest of the tape is of him trying to justify his wrong doing followed by me telling him what a baffoon he is and what I though of his note. He also asked me over and over to relocate the traps too. I told him he was lucky I didn't relocate his TEETH!! I pulled the other two traps because I knew that was only the right thing to do. I think he learned a good lesson today as did I. I'm sure he won't be bothering anybodys sets and unless I'm up camp, I'll probably just stick to trapping private land no matter how much sign is present. I just see this place as being a nightmare in the future if i continue to trap there. I probably inflicted enough emotional damage on him that I don't even know if I'll call the PGC back.Will you share the video with us?