Originally Posted by Mike 338
Foothold Traps: Foothold traps are not the traps of the vivid imagination in Disney movies. It is virtually impossible to find them anymore with teeth. Foothold traps of today can be had that will cause little or no damage. I've released countless animals caught in foothold traps that had little or no visible damage to the foot and the animal ran of without any perceptible impairment of it's gait. Foothold traps are a "live" trap. As with any restraint equipment, such as a dog leash, it can be misused but foothold traps are an appropriate tool to use
Snares: Detractors of snares are generally uninformed, without any practical experience. They would have you believe they catch anything and everything. Nothing could be further from the truth. They are highly selective in what animal they can capture. They can either be made lethal or non-lethal depending upon you need. Proper use can minimize or virtually eliminate non-target ungulate or livestock captures.
I didnt know that. I am a huge hunter (clearly by being on this forum
) and I always thought foothold traps as pretty terrible. Its good to know there is an alternative to older traps and (simply put) the uneducated imagination.
I have used snares for rabbits before and thought they were amazing. The animals own speed/strength dispatches them quickly.
Also, would hog traps (like the cages, pens, and dropping doors) count as trapping? If so alot of farmers would be screwed in the South East if this were to become a law. I personally think this is one of the most humane traps there are and it even allows you to relocate the animal!