Originally Posted by LeBlackbird
Does anyone know if restraint-type leg traps are considered kill traps or live traps? Is it lawful to use them to capture nuisance animals that are harming your poultry?
They're live traps. They have to be straight edged, no teeth. I'm not sure about trapping pests. I know you can shoot animals that are destroying your poultry, including bears (which are in the top protection category for some reason), while remaining within the law. Trapping may be different though.
Call your local game commission. I love them. Very down to earth. They gave me ideas on how to deter predators and assured me that shooting the bear wouldn't get me in trouble, if it was destroying poultry or even getting too close to the house or not running away if I went outside and tried to scare it away. When I mentioned that I was unable to shoot anything (living on prison property), he said that if it did this or that, call and he'd be down to help.Edited by Bettacreek - 5/8/13 at 6:55am