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Trappers gain support

Trappers would be eligible for lifetime small game hunting licenses under a bill that cleared a House outdoors committee.

The legislation may be included in a larger game and fish bill. One opponent said the legislation endorses activities that "puts us back to the medieval ages."

"There's nothing more barbaric, more vicious or cruel," than leg traps, said the Earth Protector Group's Leslie Davis.

Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.