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Measuring Traps

The Environmental Conservation Law (Section 11-1101[6]) defines how body-gripping traps are measured.

  • You need to measure the inside distance between the outer frames (jaws) of the trap.
  • The addition of one or more bars to the inside of the frame does not change the way these traps are measured.
  • The measurement is still the maximum distance as shown in following pictures.
how to measure a foot trap
Figure 1. How to measure a foot trap
A picture of a body-gripping trap showing how to measure it
Figure 2. How to measure a body-gripping trap

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