Use selective trapping methods in hunting activities
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Hunting using traps (such as snares, leg-hold traps or cage traps) can result in capture of rare, threatened or protected non-target species mammal (e.g. Andreasen et al. 2018). Measures to reduce such “bycatch” might include setting a weight-sensitive release catch, placing traps in particular areas (or avoiding other areas) or only using specific baits.
Andreasen A.M., Stewart K.M., Sedinger J.S., Lackey C.W. & Beckmann J.P. (2018) Survival of cougars caught in non‐target foothold traps and snares. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 82, 906–917.