Post by wildlifeandfisheries on Jul 10, 2018 13:25:28 GMT -5
The Fur Section has moved office from the former New Iberia Field Office to the new centralized Lafayette Office. If you need shipping tags, cites tags, or have any questions about trapper education, furbearer or trapping issues, or just want to chat with our pleasant staff, please note the new contact info below!
Jennifer Hogue Manuel Biologist Furbearer Biologist Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries 200 Dulles Dr. Lafayette, LA 70506 337-735-8674 firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve asked 5 people that are not trappers how they felt about the recreational squirrel trapping and whether or not they would mind. They all said pretty much the same thing that for the most part they were finished squirrel hunting for the season by the time trapping season started. They also said it sounded “kind of fun”.
I’ll continue to ask people when I run into those that squirrel hunt. I think there’s actually a decent chance of getting enough support for such a thing if enough people are reached. I plan on creating a spreadsheet with specific questions to ask whenever I talk to people, and that way I could ask the same questions each time. I know a good many squirrel hunters to ask.
It may never get off of the ground, but it sure would be nice to be able to recreationally snare/trap a few squirrels. might be a way to sell more licenses, who knows. I guarantee you I’d buy a license, even if it was an additional fee, simply because it’d be an interesting way to catch a few squirrels.
A specific number of traps/snares allowed for the same number of squirrels allowed would make sense in my opinion, whether it’s 3, 5, or 8, and it’s not like a squirrel sized snare or trap would be very hazardous for non targets and people, especially when the sets are made off of the ground.
Have a good one, Jeff
Last Edit: Jan 26, 2019 21:08:27 GMT -5 by aixsponsa
If you can either quickly or quietly switch out shells, you can bring home almost anything. --JA