Re: 27lb female yote
"I wouldn't say that."
can you expand then? not trying to be an [censored], trying to get educated-thats why i posted it- and i know you're one of the most knowledgeable on here. i know i cant eliminate yotes completely, and i know that litter numbers are based on existing population and on environmental support, but thought if i can snap a couple my properties i hunt, especially younger females, i'd impact their presence in some form or fashion. if thats not correct, then please, educate me. my entire point of trapping is to reduce predator impact, so if what i'm doing is completely pointless, then it makes me reconsider my efforts. it has nothing to do with 'enjoying' trapping, it all goes back to balancing numbers between predators and my dinners. last day or spring gobbler i found- on aforementioned property actually- a month old fawn [or more accurately, what was left of it]. i get the circle of life, but there's only so many deer and turkey to go around, and if i want to harvest them, i thought i needed to limit some other kinds of deer/turkey hunters as well. i'm not a liberal, i dont want to 'feel good' just because; i'd rather know the truth. so if i'm doing nothing beneficial realistically, feel free to let me know.