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Alaska: Dog Caught in Illegal Trap

Full Article from Juneau Empire

Abbott said it’s possible the person wasn’t aware of the rules, but even if that was the case, it’s not a good excuse.

“When you get that hunting or fishing or trapping license … essentially you’re saying that you’re going to read the regulations, you’re going to be familiar, kind of like when you go get a driver’s license,” he said, adding, “It’s kind of one of those things where it’s expected that (trappers) educate themselves. That’s why with a lot of the wildlife crimes, for them to be considered crimes we only have to meet a threshold of civil negligence, which means that essentially you should have known that this was illegal.”

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