Trapping rules face scrutiny

 

SALEM, Ore. – Conservation and animal protection groups want new restrictions on trappers. That would include warning signs posted next to traps, keeping traps and snares more than 100 feet from trails on public land, and requirement to check traps and snares every 24 hours. The groups have petitioned the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to change trapping laws, and the commission is in a 90 day period to accept or reject the petition.