Florida Hunter Safety Course

 

Chapter 11 Summary

In this chapter you learned about trapping equipment and techniques on how to be a safe trapper. Let's review these introductory steps to trapping:

Wildlife Conservation
  • Trapping is an effective wildlife conservation tool and can be used to relocate animals to areas of depleted populations, control damage to livestock, or supplement your income.
 
 
Tools
  • Be sure you are familiar with the various trapping tools used by today's trappers, and what they are for.
 
 
Traps
  • Remember, leg hold traps and bodygrip traps are illegal to use in Florida.
 
 
Hand Protection
  • Always wear hand protection when handling traps or trapped animals, to minimize the risk of contracting an infection. Let your healthcare professional know you are a trapper.
 
 
  • Wash your hands and arms after handling carcasses. Disinfect any tool that comes into contact with a carcass.
 
 
Take a Class
  • If you are interested in trapping, find a local trapper's association and take a class or get a mentor.
 

 
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