Idaho Fish and Game Listening after Dog Caught in Traps
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is gathering input from lawmakers, recreationists and trappers after reports surfaced that some pet dogs were killed in traps in northern Idaho. Department regional supervisor Chip Corsi tells The Coeur d'Alene Press the agency is in the process of getting input to address the trapping issues. Two pet dogs were recently killed in northern Idaho when they wandered off a hiking trail and into a body-gripping trap set for a wild animal. Currently, trappers are allowed to set traps in many public recreational areas as long as they are at least five feet from the center of any trail. Trappers are not required to post warning signs. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.