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Another Heads up Trappers


Lunker

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Was driving down 50th today in MPLS when I saw a huge humane society billboard. The words "I am not a coat" over the picture of an arctic fox.

Now, I am not a trapper, but of course am a supporter, as well as a hunter and fisherman, and this billboard made me furious. The Humane Society is notoriously Anti-Trapping and Anti-Hunting. While they continue to pump out this b.s., we all know trappers numbers are dwindling. Just wanted to ask everyone who hunts, fishes, or traps or even just supports the above to be aware of the constant battle trapping is in(of course we all know this already).

When it comes time to vote or give input on trapping laws and rights, don't let the trappers stand alone. Even if you don't trap, support it and give them h3ll.

By the way do you think the fox told them that? Blah!

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I agree with you Lunker. Some of my co-workers are surprised to find out the humane society of the united states is anti-hunting. They think it's just for cats and dogs. Trapping is their easiest target. If that gets knocked down, you know hunting is next. I am a member of the MTA even though I do not trap/never have trapped because I am a hunter and a fisherman. Not saying anybody has to join an organization, but everyone should be aware of what's going on. Like Lunker said, "Don't let the trappers stand alone." We are all in this together.

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My son and I are on our way to a hockey practice, and we're both seeing the sign - Jr. says

"He's right - too small for a coat, but he'd make a nice hat or pair of mittens. Or I guess you could shoot a few more and get enough for a coat!"

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I have had lots of dealing with the Humane Society. I give education demos and speak to 4h and youth groups on behalf of the MTA. The Humane Society love that!! The MTA is ready to fight back we are all aware of them. They have said " trappers first then bowhunters". We are all in this batlle together.

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Please don't talk about that STUFF. Don't stoop to there level. Believe you me they monitor this site, and all outdoor sites.

Thank you.

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Actually the humane society is just for cats and dogs et al, and is a shelter for those animals. The humane society of the united states is a totally seperate organization that just hides behind a name, slightly changed, to make them immediatley sound more legitimate. They are almost always referred to as the humane society in most media reports or conversations. Even when of the united states is added, most people still assume it's the humane society that's being talked about.

I'm not sure how much this even matters, but when you have to pull the wool over peoples eyes (synthetic wool I'm guessing), it just shows how devious and tricky these kind of people are. mad.gif

I'm no trapper myself, but there's nothing like a nice fur cap on my ugly mug on a cold day on the ice. It's like being in a sauna. blush.gif

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Help the cause.... BUY FUR!!!!

While I trap, fish, hunt, I also try and do my part by making sure atleast everyone in my family has a piece of that Warm, comfortable fur on.

It doesn't have to be a big Mink coat, scarfs, hats, vests, earmuffs are all reasonably priced for the average consumer.

Protrapper,

Thanks for all of your help promoting the sport of Trapping to the youth and all your work through the MTA!

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Yeah, that's I guess what I was trying to say, igotem. They (co-workers) don't get it. Many people don't understand that there is a difference. And then there are a few here that are more than happy to jump on that anti-everything bandwagon. mad.gif

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Kinda unrelated but interesting. As I got out of my DU, PH, MDHA clad truck in a public parking lot I noticed a car plastered in animal rights stickers. The clincher was when the woman in the car got out her coat appeared (Im quite sure it was) to be leather. I guess that cow, or steer must have just stripped down for her coat! The best I could do to keep from laughing was smile. Just another ironic example of their methods.

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Seeing an arctic fox on a billboard, hmmm I think I like my photo of an arctic fox better grin.gif

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Trapping season has been awesome this winter up here in AK. Here is a pic of a couple fox before being sent to the buyer.

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