Jody Climer, the man who broke trapping regulations up Cache Creek this winter, was sentenced Friday to 10 days in jail.

In a hearing in Teton County Circuit Court Friday morning Climer pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges.

As part of his sentence, Judge James Radda also took away Climer’s trapping privileges for 18 months.

Climer was cited in January for not checking his trapline within the state mandated 72 hours and failing to properly tag them.

Climer offered an explanation in court.

“I had two of my traps tagged,” he said. “I set some new ones and had tags on backorder. I set everything in the general area and I set them assuming it would be OK. I understand now that’s not correct and all of them needed to be tagged.”

Wyoming Game and Fish got a complaint about Climer’s trapline in December 2019, which led to their investigation and Climer’s citations.

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Patricia Snyder

A cruel and disgusting practice that shouls be banned.

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