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By Ben Muir 

Pet owners asked to be wary


December 14, 2017

The furbearer trapping season is open in Petersburg and the Alaska Department Fish and Game is asking pet owners to control their animals to avoid legally set traps.

“Leash laws, where applicable, should be followed,” said Richard Lowell, an area management biologist with the department, who issued a press release on Wednesday. “A person may not obstruct, hinder, or disturb a lawful trapping effort.”

The department is asking hunters to use discretion when setting traps near trails, recreational or residential areas where there are people and pets.

“Unless closed earlier by emerg...

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