Board OKs Release of Names For Trapping Survey

Federal survey expected to provide valuable information on trapping.

Predator Trapping: The Lost Component of Conservation
Board OKs Release of Names For Trapping Survey
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pennsylvania -( At the recommendation of staff, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners authorized the Game Commission to release to the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies the names of licensed furtakers.

PA residents who trap so that the state’s trappers may take part in a federal survey on trapping.

John Dunn, the director of the Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Management, said the results of the survey will provide valuable information on trapping equipment and success rates and it’s important that the state’s trappers be able to take part.

About Pennsylvania Game Commission

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is legally mandated to manage wildlife for the benefit of all Pennsylvanians, as well as all wildlife and the habitat that supports their existence. Pennsylvania’s Constitution and Game and Wildlife Code direct the Game Commission to protect, manage, and preserve wildlife and their habitat within the Commonwealth for the benefit of all people, including generations yet to come.

Based on this direction, the Game Commission adopted the mission statement “to manage all wild birds, wild mammals, and their habitats for current and future generations.”

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S. Schroeder

Traps are cruel and barbaric, should be outlawed! If you want to KILL an animal, do it with a gun. Traps cause great pain and the animal likely suffers for long periods of time before either dying of dehydration or predators. Really ugly. NO one should be trapping in this day and age.


Talk about an invasion of privacy! Does Mr. Dunn realize what he has started and what kind of ripple effect this will have? Can you imagine the outrage this would cause if all hunter’s names were released to the Fed to “survey” what firearms they use and how effective they are. They haven’t been able to compile a list of firearm owners (yet) so, instead, they are going to start with trappers. As stated, “This is NOT a good idea”!


This is NOT a good idea. Imagine what PETA and HSUS will do with this.