(a) No person shall set or make use of any kind of a metal trap whatsoever, except for the purpose of taking muskrats, without having first placed a metallic plate or tag on each trap, bearing in plain English the words “Trapping License, Delaware,” and in addition thereto the number of the trapping license issued to the owner of the traps and the year of issuance thereof.

Terms Used In Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 514

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • State: means the State of Delaware; and when applied to different parts of the United States, it includes the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Year: means a calendar year, and is equivalent to the words "year of our Lord. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307

(b) The Department shall furnish upon application to any person who has secured a license in this State, or to any person who is entitled to trap without a license, not more than 25 suitable tags free of charge, and shall furnish upon application, additional tags at cost. Such tags shall be used only by the person to whom issued and shall not be transferable.

(c) Whoever sets or makes use of a metal trap, except for the purpose of taking muskrats, without having first placed a metallic plate or tag on each metal trap in accordance with this section, shall be guilty of a class D environmental misdemeanor for each offense, and in addition thereto shall forfeit to the Department each trap so set or made use of, and such traps shall be disposed of as the Department directs.

Code 1915, § 2392A; 40 Del. Laws, c. 191, § 18; Code 1935, § 2852; 7 Del. C. 1953, § 516; 57 Del. Laws, c. 739, § 41; 70 Del. Laws, c. 275, § 19.;