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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Best Management Practices for Trapping

The cover of the Best Management Practices for Trapping in the U.S.

The purpose of the Best Management Practices (BMP) process is to scientifically evaluate the traps and trapping systems used for capturing furbearers in the United States. Evaluations are based on animal welfare, efficiency, selectivity, practicality and safety.

This process was conducted jointly by state and federal natural resources agencies and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), and the results are available for wildlife management professionals, the trapping community, and the public:

Trappers may also be interested in the guidance provided in the article "Dog-Friendly Strategies for Trapping Public Land" (PDF) (1.3 MB). This article was reprinted with permission of the author and Fur Taker Magazine (Vol. 48, No. 5).