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Trapper's Code of Ethics
This Code of Ethics is a modified version of "A Trappers Creed" published in
1980 in "Nebraska Trapping" by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
- Obtain landowner permission if trapping on private land.
- Set traps only in appropriate locations.
- Use proper trap size and choose the most humane set.
- Set traps in a way that minimizes the chance of taking non-target animals.
- Check traps at least once a day, preferably in the early morning.
- Handle furs with care to avoid waste.
- Dispose of carcasses properly.
- Broaden your knowledge of the resource and its conservation.
- Obey all trapping regulations and support strict enforcement of all regulations.
- Report any outbreaks of disease or other abnormal ocurrence promptly to wildlife authorities.
- Assist landowners who are having problems with predators and other furbearers that have become a nuisance.
- Support and help train new trappers in trapping ethics and techniques.
- Support sound furbearer management by informing and staying informed.