the last few weeks i have been doing my homework and contacting others i know trap in my area, so i can make sure i don't run through where they are running...
of course the eyebrow goes up... and "WELL!!! i go from here to here and up to there... and down over there... and been there for YEARS... starts up..
until i tell them..
i JUST want to target the coyotes... and thin them down... i know they are eating the sheep.. and suspect their numbers are high enough to take young moose down too...
OH!!!! is the reply... "oh shoot come on over... i don't target them, I don't want to skin them or deal with them".... is what i am told time and again...
" no martin right? " no lynx cubbies??? "
cool come on over and run your trail sets.
So... what gives? am i mistakenly thinking that if more of the trappers helped with the problem critters we MIGHT not have the problem we have now?
supposedly sheep hunting was nearly canned in the early 40"s in the AK range due to over yote population, and now they are back. are coyotes that disgusting to deal with? or is it the lack of profit for the work involved?