Are you prepared for confrontation with; an anti-trappers, fellow trappers, hunters that don’t agree with trapping, user conflicts (dog mushers, skiers, hikers, etc), someone posting their distaste for trapping/predator hunting right here on this forum???
Are you prepared to stand, defends and enlighten?
I was looking at miscellaneous other websites and forums and noticed a few things. There are a colorful variety of opinions on trapping. (Well duh, I know BUT-) It is the responses given by people, just like us, that can make a huge difference on how outsiders continue to view what we do. Of course their will always be some that are completely obstinate, but there are a lot of people that just have a misguided view or are misinformed.
Ex: It is called a “foothold” because it is intended to “hold” the animal. It is not called a “foot-breaker”. It is amazing how many people just are not informed.
Right here on this forum there have been several threads on ‘not so good’ things happening.
Ex: traps being stolen, snares being knocked down, big game hunters interrupting predator hunters calling, fellow trappers trying to “claim” huge amounts of territory.
This thread will probably drop into obscurity because it is just some late night rambling thoughts. (Anxious to go check traps tomorrow, can’t sleep)
I do hope everyone takes some time to think about how they would deal with an unfavorable situation if one arises. Stand and defend when needed but don’t forget to enlighten.
Best of the outdoors!