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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: mouth of the Susquehanna
Re: Otter in Maryland
Yeah, I've been asking DNR people to get it changed, but I get empty promises. The excuse I got last time was that they have to intro a bill to change the regs, and that doing so will attract animal activists who will launch some emotional plea against the bill since otters are so cute looking. MFT obviously doesn't care either, if they did it would have been changed years ago from their pressure. I don't see this issue as anything "worst" than allowing bow hunting of deer in the Loch Raven park. That contraversial issue got hashed out and you can now get a bow hunt permit for the park, despite the knashing and screaming of the anti hunters that went on.
I do not have a high opinion of MFT. I got called names for suggesting they set up an educational booth at the Towsontown Spring Festival. My suggestion was based on the fact that I had vended there 3 years, selling furs and things made of various animal parts, and had only a few wacky animal activists to deal with, and most people who stopped by either bought said items or thought it was great to see someone being so bold + they thought animal activists were idiots. I suggested the same thing for another high emotion MD issue- gun carry rights- but Maryland Shall-Issue ( MSI) thought it was a good idea, and they actually educated people and had nearly all good responses. I have thanked MSI more than once for being open minded and respecting my suggestion. MFT still owes me 100.00 for their cold feet, then having people say nasty things about me. Just one reason I love all you PA trappers. Some of you may not like me, but enough of you respect me and some of you thank me for my hay set tutorial and the foxes you otherwise would not have caught due to being newbs to trapping. Having been bullied and rejected most of my life ( my aspergers syndrome which makes me "different"), that little bit really helps me feel good.