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The purpose of the best furbearer management practices for Trapping Program (BMPs) is to improve regulated trapping by evaluating trapping devices and techniques used for the capture of furbearers and educating those who use traps about the most humane, safe, selective, efficient and practical devices. Read more...
In 1996, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies began one of the most ambitious research projects in the history of the conservation movement: a program to develop best furbearer management practices for regulated trapping. The BMP program aims to evaluate animal welfare, identify efficient tools and techniques, and develop recommendations for state fish and wildlife agencies to consider as an element of their wildlife management programs and trapper education.
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