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Trapper with an animal draped across her leg

Trapping provides many benefits.

  • Trapping helps control animal populations by minimizing:
    • Starvation
    • Spread of diseases
    • Damage or destruction of habitat
  • Trapping helps reduce damage to personal property by preventing or decreasing:
    • Flooding caused by beaver dams
    • Destruction of trees
    • Killing of livestock or pets
  • Trapping protects certain endangered or threatened species from predators.
  • Live trapping helps with wildlife restoration (see Unit 9).
  • Live trapping catches elusive species for wildlife research.
  • Trapping provides funding through sales of licenses.
  • Trapping provides recreation, food and other products, and supplemental income.
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