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PostPosted: 27 Jan 2011, 20:04 
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I've been hearing rumors that the game commission is thinking about making changes of the use of conibears such as using bucket sets on land. Has anybody heard this or know anything about it?

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Reg Change?
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2011, 20:06 
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i havent herd that before but if they do that would be awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Reg Change?
PostPosted: 31 Jan 2011, 21:36 
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i aint heard nothin either but if they do pass it you can be sure ill be doin it. it will never replace my favorite coon set but it would be used when a good blind trail set cant be. i would still be hesitant to take the set to game lands that frequents bird dogs like i trap

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PostPosted: 02 Feb 2011, 12:34 
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That would be sweet but I haven't heard.


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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Reg Change?
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2011, 19:28 
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They gave preliminary passage on regulations that will make it harder to use them. They still have to be in a watercourse or waterway, but if they are used in conjunction with a cubby, the cubby can be no larger than 50in^2 and trigger of the conibear has to be at least 7 inches inside form the mouth of the cubby.
Here is the way i found it.

Artificial cubby - A baited enclosure constructed of natural or artificial material that is designed to house and corral a furbearer into a body-gripping trap.

§141.69. Artificial cubbies.

Furtakers are permitted to trap furbearers through the use of artificial cubbies when all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The artificial cubby is placed within an established watercourse, waterway, marsh, pond or dam.


(2) The entrance to the artificial cubby does not exceed 50 square inches.


(3) The triggering mechanism of the trap is recessed within the artificial cubby at least 7 inches from the entrance.

(4) The artificial cubby is anchored in such a manner that it cannot be moved or rolled.



Remember this is preliminary so it could change when april rolls around.

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Reg Change?
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2011, 19:34 
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zeek that has nothing to do with coni's though , it just states the trigger has to be in 7in that could be the pan on a foothold, i dont see how or why they would change that ... . well we both know why cause they are dumb and dont actually do anything they enforce lol

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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2011, 22:01 
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It only has to do with conibears as the artificial cubby is defined as:A baited enclosure constructed of natural or artificial material that is designed to house and corral a furbearer into a body-gripping trap.

So all the rules pertaining to an artificial cubby only mean a cubby with a conibear. A cubby (what we define as cubby) with a foothold is not an artificial cubby in the law because it does not use a body-gripping trap.

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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2011, 22:20 
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ohh... sorry zeek i missed that part in the middle ...lol my bad

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PostPosted: 04 Feb 2011, 00:41 
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No problem. I thought the same thing the first time I read over it.

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Well, I wonder if I could make a leaning pole set in the middle of the stream for fisher next year? :?

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PostPosted: 11 Feb 2011, 22:01 
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This was on the game commission website today. I wonder what will come of this?

A recent concern is the use of body gripping traps at distances from a water course. We had a few inappropriately placed traps that resulted in unfortunate taking of domestic animals. We are working with the Pennsylvania Trappers Association and have introduced a change to how those traps are to be set. Additionally, we welcome Rep. Gary Haluska’s efforts on increasing the penalty for misuse of these specific traps.

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PostPosted: 11 Feb 2011, 23:23 
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it only take one person to spoil it for all :?

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i always hated the in a watercourse part, what is a watercourse? they dont spell it out.i'm a plumber,lots of watercourses coming into peoples basements! pour a gallon of water on the ground,where did it go? it ddn't jump up and run to a ditch! sorry for the rant!

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