Trapping Information for Nebraska
- Frequency: Traps must be checked and animals removed once every calendar day for land sets, and once every two calendar days for underwater submersion sets.
Legal Traps and Sets
- Types: Snares, metal-spring traps with smooth jaws, or box traps.
- Body-Gripping Traps: Restrictions on jaw-spread size unless placed underwater or above ground.
- Snares: Specific restrictions on land owned or controlled by various agencies during upland game bird seasons.
- Bait Use: Restrictions on bait visibility near foothold traps set on dry land.
- Requirement: Traps must be tagged with the owner/user's driver's license number or Nebraska State Identification Card number.
- Youth Trapping: Individuals 15 years or younger may use a parent or guardian's identification number.
Disposal of Furs
- Holding Period: No time limit for holding carcasses and raw pelts with a valid fur harvest permit.
- Shipping Requirements: Specific labeling required for furs shipped by commercial carrier.
- Usage: Permitted for hunting certain unprotected species on foot but prohibited from or attached to vehicles or boats.
- Activities Allowed: Pursuing or chasing certain species with hounds during specific seasons without killing.
- Statewide Legality: Trapping is generally legal statewide with noted exceptions.
- Private Land: Permission required from landowners.
- Public Lands: Varies by agency and area; some require landowner permission or have specific restrictions.
- Prohibitions: Specific locations and scenarios where trapping is restricted or prohibited, including near dwellings, feedlots, and certain public areas.
- Permission: Always required on private lands and in certain public areas.
- Restrictions: Vary by county, state wildlife management areas, and other public lands.