Not much on the internet about the latest Utah wolf kill. This article says the wolf was caught near the Wyoming state line: http://www.khq.com/story/30618019/utah-animal-found-dead-in-trap-appears-to-be-gray-wolfOh man the bunny humpers are on a roll here
I grew up trapping and the vast majority of traps we used pretty much killed the intended target instantly but we did use snares periodically.Interesting comments and a lot of them crazy.... I do feel bad though for any animal to die in a snare/trap. Bad way to go.
How do leg traps work vs snares as far as animals stressing themselves out to the point of expiring? I haven't the faintest idea about what goes into the aspects of trapping, so I'm curious. I've just seen the "shows" where they pull an animal from a leg trap that's expired already. I saw one pic of a ringtail with all fours in a trap and that was the saddest sight I've seen. I guess I'm getting soft the older I get. I'm not shaming anyone, I understand it's a useful tool, as a hunter, I just hope we dispatch these animals as quickly as possible. I'm sure trappers feel the same.I grew up trapping and the vast majority of traps we used pretty much killed the intended target instantly but we did use snares periodically.
I honestly cant think of a situation where we came upon a trapped fox or raccoon where it had died. It seems that most of the time their leg was caught in the snare and it just sat there until we came along to dispatch the animal.
Im sure there are some instances where the animal is strangled though. And I recognize that being an outdoorsman isn't the prettiest thing at times. But I do wish that the non-hunters/fishers/trappers would recognize that we aren't barbarians either. We respect our prey and don't take joy in making them suffer and try to avoid it if at all possible.
I saw that person in there calling you dog breath. Ouch! that was cold!I thought MY comments were fair and factual.I am trapping right now and I was able to release a couple of Kit Fox caught in Bobcat sets with NO damage.But the crazys are alive and well on the Trib I just hope I'm not one of them.