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PostPosted: 13 Feb 2016, 11:57 
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Well, it's about time! Those were the first words out of my mouth when I saw the proposed 2016-17 trapping season by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. It has been extended from a 6 day to a 12 day season. I'd still like to see it a bit earlier in the fall than the dates but I'll take what I can get.

PROPOSED 2016-17 TRAPPING SEASONS

MINKS and MUSKRATS: Nov. 19–Jan. 8. Unlimited.

COYOTES, FOXES, OPOSSUMS, RACCOONS, STRIPED SKUNKS and WEASELS: Oct. 23–Feb. 19. No limit.

COYOTES and FOXES (Statewide) Cable Restraints: Dec. 26-Feb. 19. No limit. Participants must pass cable restraint certification course.

BEAVERS (Statewide): Dec. 26–March 31 (Limits vary depending on WMU).

BOBCATS (WMUs 2A, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4C, 4D and 4E): Dec. 17-Jan. 8.

One bobcat per license year. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each.

FISHERS (WMUs 1B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4D and 4E): Dec. 17-28. One fisher per license year. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each.

RIVER OTTERS (WMUs 3C and 3D): Feb. 20-22, 2017. One river otter per license year. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each.

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PostPosted: 13 Feb 2016, 21:35 
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All that sounds pretty complex to me.

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PostPosted: 14 Feb 2016, 15:51 
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still not in unit 1A!! man i'm tired of releasing them!! mean,fast little buggers!!

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PostPosted: 14 Feb 2016, 16:49 
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[quote="Swamp Rat"]All that sounds pretty complex to me.[/quote

Complex it is. Most likely be in jail if I were trapping there.


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PostPosted: 14 Feb 2016, 17:13 
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look at some of our laws!!!

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PostPosted: 15 Feb 2016, 04:33 
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wolf1199 wrote:
Swamp Rat wrote:
All that sounds pretty complex to me.[/quote

Complex it is. Most likely be in jail if I were trapping there.


Well, that's only the trapping seasons posted. When purchasing the hunting and trapping license every year you receive a laws and regulations book. The fur takers section has 5 pages of regulations. Below is a link to the furtakers section of the rules.

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pa_ ... t1516/#/60

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PostPosted: 15 Feb 2016, 19:42 
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Seems like Russia. Putin must have made those laws up. Regulation on how many traps and snares that can be set at one time...WOW. Feel sorry for all you trying to trap in that State. Id be a nervous wreck trying to remember all that BS. Kind of takes all the enjoyment of getting out to harvest a few critters away.


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PostPosted: 15 Feb 2016, 21:15 
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Yet, in spite of all the bs regs and other goofy laws Pennsylvanians have to endure, the state fields a lot of hunters and trappers. If nothing else, it shows the spirit of using the animal natural resources of the Pennsylvania that dates back to the 1600s lives on and isn't going to fade anything soon :--) !

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NonPCfed wrote:
Yet, in spite of all the bs regs and other goofy laws Pennsylvanians have to endure, the state fields a lot of hunters and trappers. If nothing else, it shows the spirit of using the animal natural resources of the Pennsylvania that dates back to the 1600s lives on and isn't going to fade anything soon :--) !


According to the last figures posted, Pennsylvania has 950,000 licensed hunters and 45,000 licensed furtakers along with 800.000 fisherman. Yes, we like our outdoor sports! :D

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