March 9, 2013 Told in person

Our dog was gone three hours from our house. We live in Palomino Valley which is rural. My husband went looking for her. He almost walked past the trap. Bur he heard her bark. There were three traps on our neighbors’ property. None of them were marked with ID or registration. Five days later, the neighbor saw fresh tracks in the snow. My husband went to check on this, but the traps were gone. He did see a dead rabbit left there. Our dog now has a limp. She’s black, but has a white scar on her leg. [Since passage of SB364 July 1, 2017, trappers are required to place ID or NDOW registration number on their traps]

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.