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 Post subject: trapping along roads
PostPosted: 26 Oct 2016, 10:14 
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Anyone know if you can trap fox and coyotes along roads in Minnesota? and how do you guys trap roads sides? I go to hockey every day so i would like to set traps along side the roads when i go to hockey


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 Post subject: Re: trapping along roads
PostPosted: 26 Oct 2016, 12:31 
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Check with your local WCO for their interpretation of your regulations. I trap mostly county, BLM, and Forest Service roads and use drags to get the animals away from the road. Most don't go more than thirty feet and will lay still until you come right up to them. Trucks going by won't know there is anything there and remakes are easy, as the area isn't torn up. I'll set snares, but tend to stay back forty or fifty feet to avoid detection of a catch. I remember a fellow in Colorado who checked fox and coyote sets along side of the highway when on his way to work. He set behind heavy cover and did fairly well. Just remember it is about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.


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 Post subject: Re: trapping along roads
PostPosted: 26 Oct 2016, 17:02 
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i have been looking around and havnt found anywhere it says you cannot trap anong side the road. Where I want to trap it has like grass thats like 3 feet tall do you think that would be good enough cover?


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PostPosted: 30 Oct 2016, 19:22 
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Coyotes need little to no cover to pass thru, eye appeal and watch your scent.

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 Post subject: Re: trapping along roads
PostPosted: 31 Oct 2016, 11:47 
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You can trap roadsides, I do it all season. Just be cognizant of public vs private, and what kind of public land (county, state, state forest, natl forest etc) as there are some differences there. Up here we have a lynx zone with its own special set of regs, no matter what land you appen to be on. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: trapping along roads
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Here's what it says in the Texas Trapper's Guidelines:

GENERAL REGULATIONS
No person may take a fur-bearing animal on
privately-owned land or body of water without the consent of the owner of the land or water or his agent. Taking of fur-bearing animals on statutory wildlife sanctuaries, public roads and highways or their rights-of-way is prohibited.

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 Post subject: Re: trapping along roads
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2016, 21:19 
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Swamp,

I believe there is a very limited amount of public land in Texas. On those lands, would you be allowed to trap alongside of the two track trails/roads that run through them? What would be deemed the right of way of these two tracks? I suppose it would depend on the definition of a "public road".

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 Post subject: Re: trapping along roads
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Also, by "alongside" I mean in the ditch or inside the tree line. I do not set right on the edge of the road.

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 Post subject: Re: trapping along roads
PostPosted: 03 Nov 2016, 18:58 
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remrogers wrote:
Swamp,

I believe there is a very limited amount of public land in Texas. On those lands, would you be allowed to trap alongside of the two track trails/roads that run through them? What would be deemed the right of way of these two tracks? I suppose it would depend on the definition of a "public road".

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Oh there is a lot of "public land" in Texas that has highway ROWs crossing it...but if you are inside of a private lease you can trap on the roads anywhere as long as it okay with the people who own the lease. Years ago we could trap the culverts along the public ROWs but PC took over and we were forced off them.

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