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Re: Ethics Question [Re: Blaine County] #7314405
07/26/21 04:38 PM
07/26/21 04:38 PM
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Paris, Arkansas
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In my eyes it's always been about management and have trapped through some good years and bad ones. I move lines in lean years more often and have been known to release every animal except coyotes when I start thinking I've caught enough in a target area. I trap hunt and fish because it's who I am and although there is a great satisfaction evolved in a job well done I never take pleasure in killing critters. That's just me and each of us march to the beat of a different drummer. I'll be out there each season with bells on for $100 coyotes just the same as a $10 dollar one because it's what I do.


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Re: Ethics Question [Re: Diggerman] #7314461
07/26/21 06:26 PM
07/26/21 06:26 PM
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Juneau, Alaska
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Originally Posted by Diggerman
Originally Posted by mad_mike
Got it BC. Still clear as mud

take a deep breath, open your mind just a little, His question is a good one.

If you want to trap, then do so.
If you donít want to then donít.

Ainít nothing to it.

Re: Ethics Question [Re: Blaine County] #7314465
07/26/21 06:43 PM
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I trap a small area every year. Some years produce more than others. The land owners in this area are really into the deer. So after deer season I have a good time chasing coyotes and trying to get better doing it. I guess I can say I trap because I enjoy it and try to help the neighbors out by trying to keep the coyote population in check if I can. Lately my beaver trapping is done in the same way. I have only trapped areas where the population is really good and the land owners want them taken care of. This has helped me over the years, usually don't have problems getting on private land to do what I like and help to manage a little bit.

Re: Ethics Question [Re: Blaine County] #7314546
07/26/21 08:52 PM
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Here we trap to keep our lines healthy (productive).This is just protecting our investments in our registered traplines.
There are management parameters that can be worked around due to fluctuating fur prices.Those parameters do not include undertrapping when prices are low or overtrapping.when prices are high.Doing either of those will damage the lines productivity long term.
The rights to be the sole manager on a registered trapline comes with the responsibility to manage the fur on that line to a productive level.
No one forces you to manage registered traplines-you can give up the line and liquidate your investments if you are not willing to take the responsibility for it.

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Re: Ethics Question [Re: Blaine County] #7314552
07/26/21 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Blaine County
I was on the tractor all weekend and was thinking a lot about trapping. I thought through the following question:

If trappers and trapping organizations are sincere in their statements that trapping is a humane and effective way to manage wildlife resources, are trappers somehow ethically bound to trap even during low fur prices?


my question would be: "are lawyers ethically bound to illustrate the Truth in court with their wordplay?"

Last edited by white marlin; 07/26/21 09:08 PM.

"necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." William Pitt the Younger
Re: Ethics Question [Re: Blaine County] #7314573
07/26/21 09:19 PM
07/26/21 09:19 PM
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Coldspring Texas
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What in the jumped up (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) is goin on in here?


Insert profound nonsense here
Re: Ethics Question [Re: Savell] #7314575
07/26/21 09:21 PM
07/26/21 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Savell
What in the jumped up (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) is goin on in here?

Made Mike is living up to his Mad adjective.

Re: Ethics Question [Re: Blaine County] #7314578
07/26/21 09:24 PM
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... I like Mad Mike lol ... yíall have fun


Insert profound nonsense here
Re: Ethics Question [Re: Savell] #7314580
07/26/21 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Savell
What in the jumped up (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) is goin on in here?

I could explain it to ya, but I can not understand it to ya.

Re: Ethics Question [Re: Blaine County] #7314586
07/26/21 09:29 PM
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Coldspring Texas
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... well, looks like you need to work on your ability to project your understanding


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Re: Ethics Question [Re: Pike River] #7314626
07/26/21 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Pike River
Originally Posted by Savell
What in the jumped up (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) is goin on in here?

Made Mike is living up to his Mad adjective.

grin I thought we were having a discussion about ethics.

Ainít ďmadeĒ about it.

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