As responsible trappers, we should always do our best to avoid conflicts with hikers and pets. This sometimes means not trapping an area or changing our methods, even if not required by law. Pets being caught in traps near recreational trails might mean trouble for trapping in some parts of Alaska. More below.
The still-emerging regulations would join strict but hard-to-enforce leash laws on the borough’s books. They’re unpopular with trappers and safe-trails advocates alike.