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  Trappers and Trapping Equipment Images 

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D.J. Case and Associates

Caption suggestion: Illinois conservation police officers ensure that this trapper is properly licensed. Officers enforce more than 75 laws and regulations about fur hunting and trapping.
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  Illinois DNR

Caption suggestion: Modern foothold traps are sized for specific animals and have smooth and/or padded surfaces. The traps shown here are modified with padding to capture species unharmed for safe release later. State agencies develop nationwide standards to ensure that trapping is as humane as possible.
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  Illinois DNR

Caption suggestion: Modern traps include live traps and kill traps. Shown here, live traps can be separated into box, snare and foothold traps, to capture animals without injury. Square body-grip traps are designed to quickly kill, much like a common mousetrap. State agencies develop nationwide standards to ensure that trapping equipment is as humane as possible.
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Illinois DNR

Caption suggestion:  Trappers must be experts on each species' habits and habitats, positioning traps to go unnoticed along familiar routes. This trapper is staking a trap along an Illinois creek.

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  Illinois DNR/Adele Hodde

Caption suggestion: This raccoon was caught, but not before it caused expensive damage to the roof of an Illinois home.
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  Illinois DNR/Adele Hodde

Caption suggestion: Raccoons can cause extensive damage. Homeowners should take steps to discourage raccoons and other wildlife near their homes.
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  Illinois DNR/Adele Hodde

Caption suggestion: Brad Reiter, a nuisance wildlife trapper with Critter Control of Chicago, based in Palatine, traps a raccoon that caused extensive damage to one Illinois home.
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  Illinois DNR/Adele Hodde

Caption suggestion: Brad Reiter, a nuisance wildlife trapper with Critter Control of Chicago, based in Palatine, places a permanent cage over a popular entry point to an Illinois home. Such control measures prevent damage before wildlife have a chance to set up housekeeping.
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  Rodney Kehrer/Illinois State Coonhunter's Association

Caption suggestion: This boy and his bluetick win high honors at an Illinois State Coonhunters show.
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  Rodney Kehrer/Illinois State Coonhunter's Association

Caption suggestion: A seasoned show veteran makes sure his Plott hound is always on its toes at an Illinois State Coonhunters Association show. Show judges want to see dogs with tightly knuckled feet.
 

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  Rodney Kehrer/Illinois State Coonhunter's Association

Caption suggestion: Young coonhunters in the making pose with a Walker puppy at a dog show sponsored by the Illinois State Coonhunters Association.

 

 

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