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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.

  1. Obtain landowner permission if trapping on private land.
  2. Set traps only in appropriate locations.
  3. Use proper trap size and choose the most humane set.
  4. Set traps in a way that minimizes the chance of taking non-target animals.
  5. Check traps at least once a day, preferably in the early morning.
  6. Handle furs with care to avoid waste.
  7. Dispose of carcasses properly.
  8. Broaden your knowledge of the resource and its conservation.
  9. Obey all trapping regulations and support strict enforcement of all regulations.
  10. Report any outbreaks of disease or other abnormal ocurrence promptly to wildlife authorities.
  11. Assist landowners who are having problems with predators and other furbearers that have become a nuisance.
  12. Support and help train new trappers in trapping ethics and techniques.
  13. Support sound furbearer management by informing and staying informed.

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