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A. Permitted Where; Exceptions:
1. Trapping is permitted on platted parcels of a minimum of 2.5 acres that are zoned rural residential or agriculture; and parcels of a minimum of five (5) acres located east of County Road 71 (Blaine Avenue) and zoned heavy industrial. All trapping shall be conducted in accordance with all applicable state laws and regulations. Trapping may be conducted by an owner, members of the owner's family or by written consent of the owner of the platted parcel. Written consent shall be carried on the person while trapping is being conducted on the property.
2. In addition, trapping shall not be done:
a. Within fifty feet (50') of any city, county or state park land or other public property. This restriction shall include public roadways and the fifty feet (50') shall be measured from the curb or edge of the roadway.
b. Within twenty five feet (25') of any property line when the trapping is conducted in an area zoned as rural residential.
c. Within twenty five feet (25') of any property line when the trapping is conducted in an area zoned as agriculture if the adjoining property is not also zoned as agriculture.
B. Prohibited Where: Trapping is prohibited in all areas not listed in subsection A of this section.
C. Restrictions Of Types And Sizes Of Traps: Traps used in the permitted areas are restricted as follows:
1. Snare traps are prohibited.
2. No leg hold trap larger than #2 or conibear type with a jaw spread larger than six and one-half inches (61/2") shall be used.
3. If conibear type traps are to be baited or bait is used in conjunction with the trap sets, it must be set in the following way: They must be set in a cubby with the trap inserted a minimum of seven inches (7") from the front, with the cubby opening no more than fifty (50) square inches in area. Openings may be restricted with wire mesh, wood strips, or other material.
D. Exceptions: This section does not apply to:
1. Quick kill trapping if the traps are designed and intended to kill rats, mice, gophers or moles.
2. Live trapping of wild animals.
3. Any person duly appointed and designated through city council action for the purpose of wildlife management and control. (Ord. XVI.58, 9-16-2008)