North Idaho Woman’s Dog Caught in Wolf Trap on Side of Road
CLARK FORK, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho woman is calling for changes to the state's trapping laws after her dog was caught in a wolf trap while she cross country skied on a road.
Mary Franzel of Clark Fork says the trap snapped shut on 1-year-old Morgan's right front foot earlier this month just off the side of Lightning Creek Road. She says Morgan is OK but she didn't expect a baited wolf trap so close to the road. Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say the trap was legally set.
Idaho trapping rules allow traps as long as they are at least five feet from the center line of a maintained public trail. Fish and Game officials say they encourage trappers to avoid setting traps where there's a high potential for conflict.