- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife officials have cited two Alpine men for setting game traps that caught two pet dogs near Jackson last November.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (https://bit.ly/1doGuQL ) 51-year-old Harold Buckner and 48-year-old Richard Permann were accused of setting the traps along Fall Creek Road southwest of the city.

Buckner was charged with trapping while his hunting privileges were suspended, as well as trying to take wildlife from a public roadway. Permann was charged with trying to take wildlife from a public roadway and with being an accessory to “trapping under suspension.”

Because trapping a pet isn’t illegal, the men didn’t face charges related to the dogs, which weren’t seriously injured. Trappers who accidentally catch and injure a game animal must notify law enforcement, but pets aren’t listed in the rule.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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