Events

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  • Interview with Mary on MN AM 950 Pet Connections 1/25/2015 interview with Mary Stasson on Cathy Menard's radio show "Pet Connections" on MN AM 950. Cathy and Mary talk about Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2015, 6:20 PM by Doglover System
  • Pet Fest at the MN Renaissance Festival Here's some of the crew at the Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN booth and some of the folks with their dogs at the Pet Fest of the Minnesota ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2014, 3:41 PM by Doglover System
  • Game Fair, Ramsey, MN Here's some of the crew at the Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN booth at Game Fair on Saturday, 8/16/2014.
    Posted Sep 20, 2014, 3:20 PM by Doglover System
  • Dog Days of Summer at Alimagnet Park, Burnsville, MN It was a howlin’ good time at Dog Days in Burnsville on Saturday, July 26th, 2014.Dog Lovers and canines alike lined up at our booth for a chance to ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2014, 5:32 PM by Doglover System
  • Dog Lovers at Pet A Palooza Mary, Jim, and Tim hosted the DogLovers4SafeTrappingMN table at Pet A Palooza on 6/28/2014. Thanks, Cathy Menard and The Urban Dog, for the good interview on MN AM ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2014, 8:18 AM by Doglover System
  • Interview with John on KFAN Saturday Fan Outdoors 3/22/2014 interview with John Reynolds, Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN, on KFAN radio's "Saturday FAN Outdoors" show with host "Captain" Billy Hildebrand and cohost: "ColdFront" Mike ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2014, 10:47 AM by Doglover System
  • Interview with John and Mary on MN AM 950 Pet Connections 6/22/2014 Interview with John Reynolds and Mary Stasson on Cathy Menard's radio show "Pet Connections" on MN AM 950.Cathy, John, and Mary talk about Dog Lovers ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2014, 5:37 PM by Doglover System
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Hot Topics!!!!

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  • "Dog Lovers Bill" and wetland-buffer bill featured on KFAN Outdoors. On the 3/14/2015 program, KFAN Outdoors hosts "Captain" Billy Hildebrand and Bob Saint Pierre, along with guest outdoor writer Dennis Anderson of the Star Tribune, discuss Minnesota Governor ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2015, 1:34 PM by Doglover System
  • First hearing of "Dog Lovers Bill" SF 1325 in MN Senate. First hearing of the "Dog Lovers Bill" SF 1325 in the Minnesota Senate Fish & Wildlife Subcommittee, 3/9/2015.Thanks to the Senate author of this bill, Sen. John A ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2015, 1:06 PM by Doglover System
  • Bronco's Story Hunter Asks For More Trapping Regulations After Dog Dies In ConibearBy John Lauritsen, WCCO TV News, 12/18/2014.Mark Johnson and Bronco in happier times. From WCCO TV ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2015, 2:32 PM by Doglover System
  • Kobe's Story Update, 3/23/2015: Tim McCauley went to visit Kobe at Friends of Animals in Cloquet. Kobe is doing better.Update, 2/9/2015: TV News. Northland News Center--Twin ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2015, 11:47 AM by Doglover System
  • Your summer petition signatures have been delivered. The petitions you signed this summer--at Pet A Palooza, Dog Days of Summer, Game Fair, and the MN Renaissance Festival--have been delivered by email to your returning Minnesota ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2014, 6:10 PM by Doglover System
  • What to report if your dog ends up in a body-grip trap. Letter to the editor of Outdoor News. MN, 10/31/2014.by John Reynolds, Merrifield, MN.It's a great day to be in the woods with your dog. As ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2014, 7:51 PM by Doglover System
  • Report trapped dogs Letter to the editor from Dan Wilm to Outdoor News MN, 10/3/2014.Important news for dog owners and others: the Minnesota DNR is now asking anyone who witnesses ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2014, 12:57 PM by Doglover System
  • Still working to change trapping regulations Letter to the editor, published in Outdoor News, Minnesota, 6/27/2014.By John Reynolds, Merrifield, MN.The legislative session has passed and again nothing was done to protect your ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2014, 10:33 AM by Doglover System
  • Toni and Birdie: our story
    Posted May 23, 2014, 9:17 PM by Doglover System
  • MTA trapping instructor contradicts MTA message to legislators MTA trapping instructor contradicts the false message the MTA is spreading among legislators that coons can't be caught in body grip traps set off the ground in his coon ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2015, 11:46 AM by John Reynolds
  • A hunter speaks out The letter below appeared in Outdoor News.  It was in response to a MN Trappers Association (MTA) member's letter the previous week that seemed to say it ...
    Posted May 25, 2014, 11:56 AM by Doglover System
  • Help us pass the bills that will protect your dog Update 5/8/2014: the 2013-2014 body grip trapping bill HF (456 / SF 452) was not heard in committee this year, so next year we'll be working with ...
    Posted May 25, 2014, 12:53 PM by Doglover System
  • Refuting some MN Trapping Association misinformation Here's a reference to Doug Smith's March 24th, 2013 article on the stalled legislation. Smith, Doug. 2013. “Despite More Dog Deaths, Legislature Unlikely to Tighten Trapping Regulations.” Star ...
    Posted May 25, 2014, 1:33 PM by Doglover System
  • Brainerd Daily Dispatch body grip trap article on January 17, 2013 O’Rourke, Mike. 2013. “Dogs and Traps: More Protection of Dogs from Traps Is Sought.” Brainerd Dispatch, January 17.
    Posted May 25, 2014, 1:47 PM by Doglover System
  • Star Tribune article on body grip traps killing our dogs. Smith, Doug. 2013. “Number of Dogs Killed by Traps Concerns Owners.” Star Tribune, January 15.
    Posted May 25, 2014, 1:52 PM by Doglover System
  • Ask the right questions Sometimes you just need to ask the right questions. Instead of asking how we can save our dogs if they get caught in a body grip trap we should be ...
    Posted May 25, 2014, 2:01 PM by Doglover System
  • Join our Paper MN Campaign!!!!!! We have started a public awareness effort we call the "Paper MN Campaign."In order to reach as many dog owners as possible, we are asking for volunteers to distribute ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2014, 3:49 PM by Doglover System
  • TRAPPING SEASON OPENS OCTOBER 19th!!! MN Trapping Season Opens October 19th! WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU? It means that starting on the 19th and going until March 15th body grip traps can be ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2014, 4:48 PM by Doglover System
  • Facts about body grip traps in MN Facts about MN body grip trap regulations. Body grip traps with a jaw spread less than 7 1/2” can be set on the ground baited with meat or a ...
    Posted May 25, 2014, 11:14 PM by Doglover System
  • 20 years of waiting for the MTA to do the right thing was 20 years wasted. Many of my fellow trappers have accused me of being an "anti".  Some have even accused me of deliberately leading Penni to the trap that killed her so I could ...
    Posted May 25, 2014, 11:26 PM by Doglover System
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Trapping-Safety Videos

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  • Body Grip Trap #220 Firing This video shows the trap that is currently killing most of the dogs in MN: the #220 body grip trap. When it gets regulated, some trappers shift to a slightly ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2014, 9:35 AM by Doglover System
  • Body Grip trap firing Here's a slowed down video of a body grip trap firing.  Imagine your dog sticking it's head into the trap as it tries to reach the meat in ...
    Posted May 23, 2014, 9:38 PM by Doglover System
  • Video of dog working a body grip trap box No animals were harmed in the creation of this video.
    Posted Jun 5, 2014, 6:18 AM by Doglover System
  • The Last Thing Your Dog Will See    This could be the last thing your dog will see.     You probably won't see it at all until it's clamped on your dogs windpipe and then it's ...
    Posted May 25, 2014, 2:22 PM by Doglover System
  • Spot the trap before your dog finds it You're out enjoying the day with your dog and it's trapping season.  We're told by the MN Trappers Association that it's not their responsibility to protect ...
    Posted May 23, 2014, 9:46 PM by Doglover System
  • Video of dog reaching 12" through a 7"x7" hole. This video shows how easily a dog can reach through a 7"x7" opening to reach the trap set 12" inside.  Clearly there is no body grip trap box that ...
    Posted May 25, 2014, 10:32 PM by Doglover System
  • Five-foot high trap catches raccoon, fisher, & marten (not dogs). One feature of popular legislation (MN HF 2243/ SF 1736 for Safe Public Lands) to protect dogs is to allow traps to be set on poles or trees above their ...
    Posted May 25, 2014, 10:37 PM by Doglover System
  • Bird dog reaches bait recessed 16 inches. In this video, a bird dog retrieves a bird from the back of a sixteen-inch trap enclosure through an 81 square-inch opening. Minnesota politicians McNamara and Carlson in ...
    Posted May 25, 2014, 10:43 PM by Doglover System
  • Molly and Frisbee walk through a 6" x 6" opening. In this video, Loren Waalkens' Beagles Molly and Frisbee demonstrate their skill at thinking through and solving a new puzzle: how to get through a six-inch by six-inch ...
    Posted May 25, 2014, 10:48 PM by Doglover System
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Proven Methods

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  • Fisher making thumping sounds
    Posted Nov 5, 2017, 3:18 PM by John Reynolds
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    Posted Nov 5, 2017, 2:56 PM by John Reynolds
  • Proven Method: Cage Trap This method of trapping is generally safe for dogs and other non-target animals. It's effective at catching a wide variety of furbearers including, as obvious in the photo below, Bobcats.The Minnesota bobcat limit is only 5, so this guy caught more than a Minnesota limit in one day. He's in Washington State.
    Posted Jan 17, 2015, 5:58 PM by Doglover System
  • Proven Method: Pole Set This method of trapping is generally safe for dogs. It's effective at catching climbing furbearers including Raccoon, Fisher, and Marten.Trapping Winter Raccoons (excerpt).By Joe Dishaw, TimberLineNorth, 12/24/2014Full, original video at http://youtu.be/NAZZ8VM-FTQ?t=56sHorizontal Log Body Grip Sets (excerpt).By Shane Claeys, Papio Creek Trapping Supply, 8/20/2013Full, original video at http://youtu.be/HuDI7DkYPYY?t=3m42sScreenshot from Horizontal Log Body Grip Sets.
    Posted Jan 17, 2015, 5:36 PM by Doglover System
  • Proven method: Dive-Pole Waterset Easy Beaver Trapping: Dive Pole Set.Excerpts from the video by "330 MaNiaC" 11/13/2014 at http://youtu.be/_velWL9E4C4 runtime: 15:47.This method of trapping is generally safe for people and pets, and relatively selective for the target animal (except that it might catch incidental otters).
    Posted Jan 17, 2015, 5:36 PM by Doglover System
  • Proven Method: Dog-Proof Foothold Trap Trapping TV Episode 9: Raccoon Trapping in Snow, Ice and Cold.Here's a good video for ground-nesting bird hunters to see (Raccoon Trapping in Snow, Ice and Cold 2014). It shows how effective dog-proof raccoon traps can be--without endangering dogs as body grip traps on the ground do.  If this guy can catch 1,300 raccoon in one season in dog proofs, they must work--and he’s not the only one using them to catch large numbers of raccoon every season around the U.S.All these catches by dog proof raccoon traps, yet the MN trapping lobby claims that they won't work, and that's why they can't stop using sets that ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2015, 5:37 PM by Doglover System
  • Trapping TV Episode 5, part 2: 40 coon in one day using dog proof coon traps (10:43). The MN trapping lobby says they don't work. 40 coon caught in one day using 80 dog proof coon traps. And still the MN trapping lobby claims that dog proofs don't work very well.  The biggest problem the MN trapping lobby has with dog proofs is that they are required to check them every day. If they use the body grips traps that kill dogs they only have to check them every 3 days, so it's less work.One of the trappers in the video, showing his dog proof traps in the field.
    Posted Jun 29, 2014, 9:45 AM by Doglover System
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