2011 Told in person: I knew five bobcats had recently been trapped nearby in Dixie Valley. I was hiking along a narrow ledge with my grandchildren. There was noplace to turn off the trail. Coming around a bend we saw a trap right on the trail. One grandchild almost stepped in it. Then we saw four or five more traps also along the trail.[Traps are frequently set in clusters or lines. Lines can include as many as one hundred or more 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.