Im reposting this from a fellow trapperman member- but it concerns us here specifically- Forgive me if im stepping on anyones toes.
Originally Posted by dietsch
for anyone still wanting info on this , I will repost after the first one was deleted . our season is under attack by a few members of the board of commissioners . it would be a great idea for all trappers to mail a letter to .....
Pennsylvania game commission
2001 elmerton ave.
Harrisburg pa 17110-9797
these locks that are under attack are only a few . they are tring to deem them non relaxing . I and many , many other trappers have had no issue with damage to trapped animals . we are in need of all the support we can get . this is what was sent out to all wco's .
Just got off the phone with my District director.Trying to put together a Cr Class at our spring meeting.Anyways alot is still in the air at this point as far as new laws ( if any) and BMP studies..
It doesn't sound that way from what I've heard. I've been told by reputable sources that Palmer doesn't like trappers of any kind and has pretty much made up his mind that he's getting rid of these locks. I'll wager that he nor anybody voting against us has ever actually used these locks to see how they perform.
One supposedly dead dog does not constitute a scientific study. I wish we could get the whole story on the dog that died. I'll guarantee the cable was not legally set if it choked out a dog.
They give us a tool, we are very successful as a group using them ( with a ridiculously high safety rate at probably 99.99%), and they want to now take them away purely based on personal agenda.