June 30, 2012 Told in person

My husband and I were chukar hunting near Gerlach a few years ago. One of our dogs got caught in a trap. We managed to free him, only to have him step in another trap nearby. This experience hastened the onset of arthritis in his legs. I called NDOW and told them traps need to be marked. They told me “Walk your dog on paved roads.” So they expect us to hunt chukar on paved roads? This is not fair.

I think some men set some traps in Hidden Valley also a few years ago. I saw them going up the hills early in the morning.

Since passage of SB364, law now requires trapper ID or NDOW registration number on all traps set on public land. And the public has the right to disturb a trap that poses obvious risk.