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Old 09-10-2021, 08:02 PM
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Well I just renewed my license for the season and submitted for a WA19 to trap some water bodies which I've trapped numerous times before and lady at Calgary office just informed me that the Biologist for the area I'm looking at has to approve it and not District Officer, is this gonna be an issue, first time I had to deal with this.
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Old 09-10-2021, 10:46 PM
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You got it Bud....the Biologists are taking over the show....PETA next, ....mark it on the wall..."We are from the govt and here to help you"
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Old 09-11-2021, 08:42 AM
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Heres the best one , I annually get a damage permit for for beaver at a local golf course ....AND THE BIO HAS TO APPROVE IT !!! A damage permit ,really ?

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Old 09-11-2021, 10:51 AM
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I guess with the F &W officers now doing police work in Alberta, all the trapping approvals are now done by the Bios. This transfer to Bio's started about 5 years ago.
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Old 09-11-2021, 12:24 PM
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I guess with the F &W officers now doing police work in Alberta, all the trapping approvals are now done by the Bios. This transfer to Bio's started about 5 years ago.
Been trapping these lakes for that long and this first time I've dealt with this
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Old 09-11-2021, 12:25 PM
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Heres the best one , I annually get a damage permit for for beaver at a local golf course ....AND THE BIO HAS TO APPROVE IT !!! A damage permit ,really ?

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I thought you could trap or hunt them without a license all year long,on private property
? did I miss something in the Reg's?
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:48 PM
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Have dealt with local biologist to get permission to trap local lakes and have never had a problem.
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Old 09-12-2021, 12:23 AM
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From all of the stories that I have heard about District Offices in the South, it seems to me that they love unnecessary bureaucracy. Up this way everything from trapping crown owned waterbodies to salvaging roadkill for bait is way, way easier. As long as a crown owned waterbody is not part of an RFMA, all that they care about is that you have permission from a landowner to access it. I’ve never had to get permission from a Bio for anything related to my residential trapping.
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Old 09-12-2021, 03:06 PM
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I thought you could trap or hunt them without a license all year long,on private property

? did I miss something in the Reg's?
They dont count the golf course as " private property " is my guess ..seems like an unnecessary load for the bio to me .

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Old 09-12-2021, 09:29 PM
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Not sure how far south your talking about, but here in central Alberta everything is going smoothly.
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Don't even get me going on the decisions bios make!
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Old 09-21-2021, 04:08 PM
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We have been dealing with this issue in the NE for quite some time.
Get ready for some areas to be denied access, no reason given.

There were areas that I trapped for 10+ years, dealt with local CO annually, never had any issues. When Bio took over, access was denied. No reason given. All were crown land, ponds, lakes, creeks, lease land etc.

Has gotten to the point that ANY named water body, stream, etc. requires a signed form....sometimes it gets signed, sometimes it doesn't. Be prepared for long waiting times, and access to be denied if another trapper beats You to it.

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Old 09-21-2021, 07:38 PM
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We have been dealing with this issue in the NE for quite some time.
Get ready for some areas to be denied access, no reason given.

There were areas that I trapped for 10+ years, dealt with local CO annually, never had any issues. When Bio took over, access was denied. No reason given. All were crown land, ponds, lakes, creeks, lease land etc.

Has gotten to the point that ANY named water body, stream, etc. requires a signed form....sometimes it gets signed, sometimes it doesn't. Be prepared for long waiting times, and access to be denied if another trapper beats You to it.

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Another Trapper is not my concern as I have seen no other interest in the area's I'm looking for permission on, as even stated by CO I'm the only one asking, now all of a sudden I'm waiting to see if I can utilize Public Land, ridiculous
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Old 09-22-2021, 11:47 AM
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Signed a new (Younger) partner on RFMA this fall. Told would need a meeting with the Bio first.
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Old 09-22-2021, 10:40 PM
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You need to follow the the written rules. Your not helping your neighbours.
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Well finally after contacting Fish and Wildlife again asking on permission slips she looked into situation and apparently BIO responsible for area in question went on maternity leave and my stuff was left in limbo, lady I was dealing with ended up contacting another BIO who signed off on permission forms. Good thing I kept inquiring or may not of got Forms. Have a safe and successful season everyone. Peter Wild Land Trapping
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"We are from the govt and here to help you"
That just made me cringe….
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Old 11-06-2021, 10:15 AM
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I thought you could trap or hunt them without a license all year long,on private property
? did I miss something in the Reg's?
Up until this year I just had to carry a signed WA19 from the landowner and I was good to go. This year I was asked to buy an additional license to trap on residential land for 21.00. I bought it this year, but I am considering telling them I won't buy it next year. I usually get 5-6 beaver off a problem area on private land every year. By the time I drive there and the fall beaver are poor to begin with, I'm in the hole.
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Old 11-07-2021, 01:19 AM
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Beaver can be trapped year round without a license and with land owners permission. Need a license for other animals that are classed as fur bearers. Check regulations as there are other rules that effect other animals out of season and problem animals.
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