i look at trapping and hunting as a management practice. we humans have change the balance of things in the way of wild life. most of the predators are gone, thanks to us, so the natural order of things is off and its up to us to maintain HEALTHY population of all wildlife. in some cases we killed out animals in others we have over populated animals. it is our responsibility to be good stewards of the land and wildlife. trapping and hunting is part of that whether there is any profit, in any form, in it for us or not. that said being wasteful is something to consider, but in the long run its for the betterment of all to keep a healthy balance. taking out a bunch of coons helps with the water fowl and song bird populations, for example. just the way i see it.
i believe traps must be checked in a 24 hour period.