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November 28, 2014
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A gap in trapping regs

This is the foothold trap in its closed position, from which Beetle had to be extracted.


• 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.