Idaho Admin. Code r. - TRAPS

01. Checking Traps. (3-31-22)
a. No person may place snares or traps for gray wolf, furbearing animals, predatory or unprotected wildlife, except pocket gophers, ground squirrels and other unprotected rodents, without visiting every trap or snare once every seventy-two (72) hours and removing any catch therein. (3-31-22)
b. Trappers acting as government employees or contractors are exempt from this rule. (3-31-22)
02. Removing Trapped Animals of Another. No person may remove wildlife from the trap or snare of another except licensed trappers with written permission from the owner. (3-31-22)
03. Release of Non-Target Catches. (3-31-22)
a. All non-target species caught alive shall be released immediately. Non-target species are defined as any species caught for which the season is closed or is in excess of the trapper's limit. (3-31-22)
b. Any trapper who catches a non-target species that is dead shall: (3-31-22)
i. Promptly record the date and species of animal caught and include this information in the mandatory furtaker harvest report. (3-31-22)
ii. Remove the animal from the trap and take it into possession. (3-31-22)
iii. Notify the Department through the local Conservation Officer or Department office within seventy-two (72) hours to make arrangements to transfer the animal to the Department. (3-31-22)
c. The Department will reimburse trappers ten dollars ($10) for each bobcat, lynx, wolverine, otter, or fisher caught accidentally and turned in. (3-31-22)


Idaho Admin. Code r.

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