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Long winter prompts temporary beaver season extension
Due to prolonged ice cover, the beaver trapping season in the northern third of Minnesota will be extended through Thursday, May 15. The season was scheduled to close statewide on Wednesday, April 30, but a second consecutive winter of persistently frozen lakes and rivers in the...
April 7, 2014 - 12:01pm
March 10, 2013
Anti-hunting agenda Make no mistake the metro DFL senators and representatives effort to stop wolf hunting and trapping is part of a relentless campaign against sportsmen and women. If SF666/HF1163 becomes law it will stop wolf hunting and trapping for five years and be a major victory...
March 10, 2013 - 11:38pm
February 13, 2013
Trappers call for common sense when restrictions are considered
Joe Davis, a long-time trapper, said common sense can go a long way to prevent the problems caused when dogs get caught in body-gripping traps.
February 13, 2013 - 8:57pm
January 24, 2013
Loss of family dog turns rural Brainerd woman into advocate for trapping changes
Count Katie Tretter and her family of rural Brainerd among those calling for legislation to restrict the use of body-gripping traps. Tretter...
January 24, 2013 - 9:28pm
January 17, 2013
Dogs and traps
Dissatisfied with the protection afforded by current trapping regulations, dog owners are pushing for new legislation to prevent body-gripping...
January 17, 2013 - 9:44pm
January 2, 2013
Minnesota closing its 1st wolf season Thursday evening
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota is closing its inaugural wolf hunting and trapping season in the final remaining zone as of Thursday evening. The Department of Natural Resources says hunters and trappers have now registered 181 wolves killed in the northwestern zone. That brings...
January 2, 2013 - 4:40pm
November 16, 2012
Surplus late wolf season licenses go on sale Monday
Applicants not selected in this year’s early or late season wolf license lottery can purchase a surplus hunting or trapping license on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at noon on Monday, Nov. 19, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said today. There...
November 16, 2012 - 2:17pm
October 25, 2012
Elect Ward When my dog Penni was killed in a recklessly set conibear trap last December I contacted John Ward. The laws governing the use of those lethal traps are so lax they defy common sense for such a deadly device. I expected a response because John Ward is known for...
October 25, 2012 - 4:20pm
October 22, 2012
Body traps Oct. 20 is just around the corner and with it comes a danger that most people aren’t aware exists. The danger can be hidden in the grass, in the ditch, in a box or bucket or even in your driveway culvert. That danger is the body grip trap. The trap is designed to kill...
October 22, 2012 - 2:30pm
February 2, 2012
Ward to introduce bill to restrict trap use
Responding to a spate of accidental dog deaths in traps, Rep. John Ward, DFL-Brainerd, is introducing legislation to restrict the use of body-grip traps. The legislation would require that the traps be either 5 feet off the ground or completely submerged in water. He said 25 other...
February 2, 2012 - 9:06pm
January 26, 2012
MN legislative panels to hear wolf hunting bills
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota House and Senate panels will be taking their first looks at plans for the resumption of wolf hunting and trapping. The committees meet Thursday — the day before the state's wolves come off the federal endangered list — to hear details on proposed...
January 26, 2012 - 10:10am
January 24, 2012
At least two more dogs have died in DNR approved body grip (killer) trap sets since Penni and Sue were brutally killed using those same DNR approved trapping methods.
January 24, 2012 - 3:35pm
January 13, 2012
Trapping and dogs: There's got to be a better way
We had the trail to ourselves. But you wouldn’t know it. My dog — a 4-year-old golden retriever — and I were on the Paul Bunyan Trail near Nisswa on one of those recent 50-plus degree days. It was a weekday, so there was absolutely no traffic on the paved trail as...
January 13, 2012 - 7:37pm
Vox Pop-Jan. 15
Quit blaming the trap The conibear trap, when used properly, is a fantastic tool to dispatch animals quickly and humanely. The oldest profession in the United States is trapping, and like any other profession, devices are invented to make it easier to succeed. The problem is not the...
January 13, 2012 - 7:31pm
January 9, 2012
Vox Pop - Jan 10
Conibear traps The trap is really not the problem; it is the lack of responsibility of the owner to keep his dog at home. Most dogs that are let run in the country end up chasing deer at some point in their life. Most trappers do not put the traps in your dooryard or near your home....
January 9, 2012 - 7:16pm