Why no markers answer is simple. THIEVES!! There is one bottom line question to this incident. Who was breaking the law? The trapper or the dog owner? By the sounds of things I would say the dog owner.Well I am not quick to stand up for the trapper. Additional info seems that the dog was close to a public campground and that the trap was placed within 15 feet of a road. Sounds like a lazy trapper giving others a bad rep. As far as the dog being on leash or not, well I have to agree that the dog "should" have been on a leash. But like many others on here I often run my dog off leash on voice commands as many other hunters do, but I am not saying all do this. I have stumbled over others traps before with little warning or marking that a trap was there. What would be the issue with an orange band or sign post put in place to mark a designated area for trapping or for each specific trap? What if this was put in place for just conibears and not snares? Looking for opinions, and I imagine I will get a few.
nbguide, I can see the thieves issue. Just curious as to how bad does this get now?Why no markers answer is simple. THIEVES!! There is one bottom line question to this incident. Who was breaking the law? The trapper or the dog owner? By the sounds of things I would say the dog owner.
Do you really think another 30' would make a difference (15m - 15 feet roughly 30 feet)? I'm not for making a new law so someone BREAKING the law can continue doing so without consequences. Dog owner broke the law and their was swift justice because of it.nbguide, I can see the thieves issue. Just curious as to how bad does this get now?
I am going by the speculation that the trap was set 15' from a road. What if a regulation was put in place the same as NS. No trapping within 15 m of a road.
I know, I know, more laws. No one seems to be handing out more common sense, so I think laws are here to stay.
Actually Bowtech you cant use Conibears for bobcats after Dec. 31. Doesnt say anything about dry land. Still use them for Beaver, Otter, Muskrats, Mink. It didnt say it was a 330 either. Couldve been a 220. Might have been a stream right there also. Mink sets can be on the ground within 3 meters from waters edge. 220 is overkill for mink but might be used like a universal trap for otter running the banks also.Shouldn't be any "Big" conibears out one dry land after Deceber 31st. Both parties seem to be breaking the law and each can take some blame.
Winchey not singlin you out or anything...There is no law that your dog has to be on a leash on public land when you are present, you just can't let your dog out the back door and say have at it.
We live in NB, what does that have to do with anything I said? The chances of "any" dog catching a deer is slim and nill unless it is a very young fawn or already sick or injured, or the snow is packed in such a way as to let the dog run on top while the deer sinks, even then it is slim. The chances of your average pet owner having such a dog that is determined enough to run a deer into the next county and then actually having the balls to take it down are also very slim. The problem is people who let their dogs run free with no supervision, left to their own devices many will act as wild dogs and do what wild dogs do. I would like to see some stats that indicate an occurence of someones dog taking down a deer while out on a daily off leash walk.Winchey not singlin you out or anything...
In NS there is a law that any off leash dog in a wildlife habitat is considered AT LARGE with the exception of hunting dogs being hunted and working dogs.
I'm with NB Guide on this...dogs at large kill deer as well as livestock.
Cats shouldn't be overlooked either,they get their share of small game and game birds among other things.
I have had dogs most of my life not many of them know "off leash" unless under direct supervision and they would NOT be out of sight or control.
NONE of them were ever "at large"