Delaware Trappers Need Help - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
Administrator
 
casey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: milford pa-pike county
Posts: 13,878
Back To Top
Delaware Trappers Need Help

To all trappers:



Delaware trappers need your help. Delaware has proposed a regular coyote and fox trapping season which is something they have never had. The proposed change will allow the state to properly manage fox and coyote population and allow trappers to use the appropriate size traps.



Of course, the Animal Rights groups are out in force trying to derail this proposal.



Everyone who reads this is asked to send an email in support of trapping and the establishment of a fox and coyote trapping season to the email address below…



[email protected]



You can make up your own comments or simply copy and paste the ones below. The content matters as they will all get read and counted. You can make a difference. It doesn’t matter where you are or if you have never trapped in Delaware or you don’t think you will. You will never be asked your location or intentions..



Please take 2 minutes and send an email.



The deadline for comments is September 19, 2013





Some sample comments are as follows:



• I fully support scientific management of coyotes, foxes and all furbearers and science based seasons for them. Delaware has needed this for quite some time.

• Trapping and snaring are the only proven management technique available to wildlife managers to control coyote and fox populations. There are no other tools that work effectively. Coyotes are top tier predators and are having a huge impact on our current wildlife populations and domestic animals.

• Proper sized traps for coyotes are by necessity larger than raccoon and fox traps, therefore the trap size increases are needed. The current 1.5 sized traps are ineffective as coyote control devices.

• Properly adjusted traps can selectively target animals by weight. Therefore coyotes and other predators can be targeted by trappers while excluding other animals.

• Best management practices indicate offset and padded jaw traps perform well in larger sizes needed for coyotes. Live-hold foothold traps are used in many relocation programs including wolves, otters and others. Live-hold foothold traps remain the only effective devices to capture predators.

• Delaware already has snaring as a management tool. The current regulations need nothing more. Cable restraints would be a large step backwards and would remove a very valuable tool from wildlife managers. Therefore the proposed cable restraint regulations are not needed and should be dropped.

• A better definition of a relaxing lock is one that stops tightening when the target stops pulling.
casey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 10:41 PM
New Arrival
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Lower Delaware
Posts: 14
Back To Top
Re: Delaware Trappers Need Help

We need all of the help that we can get. Trappers finally have a chance to make some headway.
Capt B is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 02:48 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lancaster co/ wishing NJ
Posts: 1,086
Back To Top
Re: Delaware Trappers Need Help

Done!!!! Good luck

work harder millions on welfare are depending on you
bux&dux is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 12:12 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: W. PA
Posts: 1,558
Back To Top
Re: Delaware Trappers Need Help

Done

The difference between dreamers and achievers is action.
One try is worth a thousand guesses.
Kip Feroce is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome