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There is no mandatory trap check required (except in the case of wolves )- MTFWP merely recommends that trappers check their traplines every 48 hours. Trapped animals may linger in traps or snares for several days and nights, while exposed to pain and panic (physiological and psychological trauma), extreme temperatures, hypothermia, and other predators. Injuries range from lacerations, dislocated joints and broken bones.  Some animals have been found to chew off their limb that is caught in a trap (“wring off”). Death in traps occur through strangulation or drowning, freezing or starvation (whatever comes first) before trapper returns to either club them to death, stand on their chest to crush inner organs, electrocute or shoot them in the head (saves pelts).

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