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Should Nevada Trapping Regulations Change?

Nevada trappers can make a substantial income selling bobcat pelts. Proponents of trapping also say that trappers play an important role in keeping animal populations under control.

But animal rights activists say trapping in Nevada is woefully unregulated as compared to other states, and that the practice itself is cruel. Traps set for wild animals like bobcats can sometimes ensnare domestic animals, for example.

The latest proposed change to trapping regulations in Nevada would alter how long a trapper should wait before checking the trap.


John Sullivan, vice president, Nevada Trappers Association

Donald Molde, Reno conservationist

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