NV: Northern NV trapper convicted in bighorn's death
December 12, 2012
Nevada wildlife officials said a man, who has been a repeat
trapping violator, was convicted for the trapping deaths of two
animals, one of which included a bighorn sheep.
the state's Department of Wildlife, Clinton Felton, 47, of Fallon,
was convicted on a misdemeanor charge of failing to visit his trap
line, which drew a total fine of $1,000.
said Felton failed to check separate traps which captured a bighorn
sheep and a bobcat in October, 2011. Those animals died in the
traps, most likely due to exposure, officials said.
law requires trappers to visit traps every 96 hours. The law also
requires trappers to release animals that are inadvertently
Before his latest conviction, the department said
Felton has been convicted of trapping violations four times since
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