Letter to Wildlife Commission Sep. 20, 2011

Hi folks, I’d like this email placed in the record for the Wildlife Commission, I grew up in California in the 60’s when the trapping laws used to be what Nevada allows now.
They were changed decades ago.
I lost two dogs to traps in the area‐‐one of them obviously suffered horribly for a few days before dying.
I’m trying to imagine what a person caught in the wilderness by a traditional old‐style bear trap would have to endure.
We should be better and smart enough to figure out a better way to go about this.
Mike Smith