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April 19, 2014
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A gap in trapping regs

Beetle became caught in a foot-hold trap as we walked in the Delaware State Forest in Pike County, PA. A dog belonging to a Milford, PA woman was also recently caught in a foot-hold trap on Delaware State Forest land.


• The PGC received $699,238 in trapper license fees in 2010-11 from the purchase of 32,279 furtaker licenses. The PGC estimates between 10,000 to 15,000 active trappers in the state.

• Trapping season ranges from mid-October to March 31 in PA.

• Traps with teeth are illegal. Trappers must check traps every 36 hours.