Trappings season opens on ABCs

The trapping season for marten, river otter, mink and weasel opened Dec. 1 on Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands (Unit 4). Unit 4 beaver season opened Nov. 10. The trapping season runs through Feb. 15, 2016 for most species in Unit 4. Exceptions are the marten, mink, and weasel season in the north Chichagof Island area, which ends Dec. 31, 2015, and the beaver season, which remains open through April 30, 2016. In addition to obtaining a trapping license, trappers must have marten, river otter, and beaver hides sealed wtihin 30 days after the close of the season by Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, or state-appointed fur sealers.

In units one through five, traps and snares must be individually marked with a permanent metal tag containing the trapper’s permanent ID number or name and address. If they’re not individually marked, they must be set within 50 yards of a sign listing that information.

ADF&G cautions trappers to use discretion in placing traps and snares near trails, recreational, and residential areas where people and pets congregate. Avoid placing them in high use areas. The department also reminds pet owners to maintain control over their pets to avoid contact with traps and snares. Where applicable, leash laws should be followed. It’s not legal to obstruct, hinder, or disturb a lawful trapping effort. For more information, call the Alaska Wildlife Troopers at 747-3254 or the Sitka ADF&G office at 747-5449. Find out more about regulations at www.adfg.alaska.gov.

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