It is only recently that the bird hunting season has been extended into November and some seasons into mid January. This creates an overlap with trapping season.
This presents a new and very real risk for our Spaniels because they love to work in cover.
"Dogs are snared and killed every winter," he said. "This is old news that this is going on, and yet there is no requirement for warning signs at all for trappers. There is no requirement to notify the public that a trap is present in the area."
Under Alberta's trapping laws, there are limited restrictions as to where a snare can be set. In rural areas, outside designated conservation zones, licensed traps can be placed adjacent to an occupied dwelling or any parcel of land, as long as the trapper has permission from the property owner. Unlike baiting, licensed trappers are under no duty to warn the public about their presence in a given area.
The following article may help you prepare to help your dog if they encounter a snare or trap.
Hopefully, you never have to use it.
In the last few years in Canada we have found ourselves with field trials being run in significant heat. Not your typical Spaniel weather.
Last fall ESSA ran a trial in temperatures that exceeded 34C. We managed, with extra water tanks, sprayers and having immediate direct access to a reservoir and irrigation canal at the end of the courses. The following information will come in handy for owners and clubs.
This excellent resource is credited to Glencoe Kennels. See the link below.