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Media Reply #6990994
09/15/20 08:09 AM
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Periodically, you see on TV or read incidents in the media about evil that the medial infers is being committed by a trapper. Any suggestion for a press release a State or local Trappers Associations could use when an incident like the following hits the news media?


https://swampscott.wickedlocal.com/...-offered-after-trap-destroys-coyotes-jaw

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09/15/20 09:17 AM
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We as trappers need to stand against poachers and animal rights nutjobs. If the story is true and the setter of the traps was indeed using illegal methods then they are a poacher. I dont know what message you'd want give the media but it should be short and concise and not have any part able to be taken out of context.


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Re: Media Reply [Re: Trap Setter] #6991738
09/16/20 03:52 AM
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The part Iím having trouble with is a 30lb 6 month old coyote pup. How much more of their story is BS? Also, how do they know where the trap was set?

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Re: Media Reply [Re: bwhntr100] #6991815
09/16/20 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by bwhntr100
The part Iím having trouble with is a 30lb 6 month old coyote pup. How much more of their story is BS? Also, how do they know where the trap was set?

I use those for groundhogs. Prob stuck it's head in chuck hole!!
Trap might belong to licensed wildlife control person!


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Re: Media Reply [Re: Danny614] #6991833
09/16/20 07:32 AM
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My guess is someone with little trapping experience from the golf course set the trap to get rid of groundhogs or coons maybe even targeting the yotes den . Of course with this publicity they won't admit it.

Re: Media Reply [Re: bwhntr100] #6992104
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Originally Posted by bwhntr100
The part Iím having trouble with is a 30lb 6 month old coyote pup. How much more of their story is BS? Also, how do they know where the trap was set?


That would be a truly huge coyote pup, at that age and it would probably at most be only 5 months old.

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If the trap didnít have a tag Iím gonna go with poacher. Bad situation all around. Not really much can be said however we can all be more vocal about ethics and poaching at the appropriate times and in the appropriate settings. This incident is a good example that shows how the actions of poaching and not using ethical practices can damage our community and sport with a negative image.


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Did they blur the face to protect the innocent?


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Re: Media Reply [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #6992472
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Originally Posted by turkn8rtrapper
If the trap didnít have a tag Iím gonna go with poacher. Bad situation all around. Not really much can be said however we can all be more vocal about ethics and poaching at the appropriate times and in the appropriate settings. This incident is a good example that shows how the actions of poaching and not using ethical practices can damage our community and sport with a negative image.

How do u know it wasn't just set for groundhogs legally by a wildlife control person or groundskeeper of golf course???


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Re: Media Reply [Re: Danny614] #6995708
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Thany You all;

Someone indicated to me, the ends justify the means and that this kind of Carnegie is created by Animal Rights people. A pitcher similar to the one that I posted was used to help get signatures to stop trapping in Massachusetts https://youtu.be/z-KovKteQdE In addition, it was reported that the TV advertisement used during the 1996 ballot question one that stopped trapping used a dog that was hit by a vehicle and lost its leg although the TV add indicated the dog lost its leg by a foot-hold-trap. Another instance, after question one was passed, a while back, it was reported in the media that a dog had a trap attached to its foot and was running around town. Eventually, the dog was caught by a police officer and turned back over to animal control. The dog lost its leg; yet, it shows up at the State House when there was trapping bills being considered. When it was brought to the handlerís attention by an attendee, if the animal control officer put the trap on the stray dog and let it loose; so it would lose its leg. Then it could be used for the hearing, the dog disappeared from the hearing room and was not used as a living picture before the hearing procedure. Yes, that someone who indicated to me, the ends justify the means, is real.

Any outdoor wrighters using the Forum could help us all with media responce issues.

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yep. probably stuck the trap on a roadkill

those ar groups are snively bunch of liars


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Originally Posted by turkn8rtrapper
If the trap didnít have a tag Iím gonna go with poacher. Bad situation all around. Not really much can be said however we can all be more vocal about ethics and poaching at the appropriate times and in the appropriate settings. This incident is a good example that shows how the actions of poaching and not using ethical practices can damage our community and sport with a negative image.



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