What Should You Do if You Catch a Non-Target Animal in a Trap??

If you catch a non-target animal in a trap, you should release it quickly and without causing the animal harm. The steps listed below provide a procedure to release non-target species. Talk with experienced trappers to learn the best procedures for different species.

What is a step for releasing a captured non-target animal from a trap?

If you catch a non-target animal in a trap, you should release it quickly and without causing the animal harm. … Use a catchpole to restrain the animal. Pin the animal’s head to the ground to restrain it. Cover the head to calm the animal. Use a shield (plywood barrier or similar material).

Does trapping benefit non hunters?

Trapping protects certain endangered or threatened species from predatory furbearers. Trapping helps fund wildlife programs and research through the sale of trapping licenses. Trapping provides recreation, food, clothing, and supplemental income.

What is a non-target animal?

1 A species that is not intentionally targeted for control by a pesticide or herbicide, but which may suffer damage because of exposure to it. 2 That part of a catch (for example of fish) which excludes the target species but includes the bycatch and byproduct.

What is one way you can avoid capturing pets and other non-target animals?

Set traps in remote locations. Avoid trails or areas used by people, pets, hunting dogs, or livestock. Avoid trapping near houses, buildings, or urban areas. When trapping on private land, talk to the landowner.