Post by onebentarrow on Feb 15, 2020 0:31:00 GMT -5
I own a small amount of lake front property on a lake with multiple property owners. Can I place beaver traps on my land and in the water directly in front of my land with out haveing to buy a trapping license?
To my knowledge this lake is a public lake. If the anchor point for a 330 or drowning set is on my land does that still qualify for no license. I really do not want to buy a trapping license to catch a couple of beavers that are doing damage to the trees around the lake.
You are able to take a nuisance animal from your property without a license. The anchor would have to be established to prevent the trap from crossing neighboring property lines. I have posted the Indiana Administrative Code pertaining to nuisance animals below.
312 IAC 9-3-15 Taking beavers, minks, muskrats, long-tailed weasels, red foxes, gray foxes, opossums, skunks, raccoons, squirrels, or mute swans on private property Authority: IC 14-10-2-4; IC 14-22-2-6 Affected: IC 14-8-2-202; IC 14-22 Sec. 15. (a) Notwithstanding the requirements of this rule, a resident landowner or a tenant may take the following species of wild animals, without a permit at any time, if the wild animal is causing damage or threatening to cause damage to property or is posing a health or safety threat to persons or domestic animals: (1) A beaver. (2) A mink. (3) A muskrat. (4) A long-tailed weasel. (5) A red fox. (6) A gray fox. (7) An opossum. (8) A skunk. (9) A raccoon. (10) A fox squirrel. (11) A gray squirrel. (12) A mute swan. (b) An individual who takes a wild animal under subsection (a) must comply with section 18 of this rule and do one (1) of the following: (1) Release the wild animal on land in the county where the wild animal was captured only with permission of the landowner or property manager. (2) Euthanize the wild animal within twenty-four (24) hours of capture. (c) An individual who takes a wild animal under subsection (a) must not do the following: (1) Possess the wild animal for more than twenty-four (24) hours. (2) Sell, trade, barter, or gift the wild animal. (3) Use a method prohibited in section 18 of this rule. (d) An individual may take a wild animal listed in subsection (a) for a resident landowner or tenant with written permission from the landowner or tenant and with no compensation of any kind. (e) As used in this section, a landowner or tenant is a person as defined in IC 14-8-2-202.
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