Wholeheartedly agree with vikesbull, the meetings are too far away for many to attend. I've managed one since 1985. If not online voting at very least have a downloadeble ballot that I can mail in. This should apply to elections as well.
Just had a thought, I don't know how an online petition might work, but it has occurred to me that if it were presented in the right places we might garner support from non-trapping groups like Quail Unlimited and Wild Turkey Federation? I would imagine that these folks like removal of predators. And it seems to me that sort of support would be valuable at the table.
For those who have prior experiance in dealing with season lengths, what sort of questions came up that resulted in the shortened season? It is easy for me to see that bobcat could be better later and water trapping incidentals would not be wasted; have more trouble picturing the opposing view, which makes it hard to argue with.
I see every bodies point here. I run across this in business where you have to run things through one at a time. Try to push too many issues at once through the board and they will sull up. Let the coni issue soak in. The petion for a longer season isnt time sensitive. It can be gathered and kept till needed. I dont see the MDOC moving fast enough for the 2014-15 season as the rules are already out there. (Am I right on not seeing a change go into affect that fast?)
Post by ozarkmountainman on Aug 17, 2014 14:04:33 GMT -6
Most of our 'coons are springy by the middle of February. Some years not so much.
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Tjm There were concerns by the furbuyers that the coons were breaking or getting rough necks this late in the season SOME YEARS. Some years they held good until Feb 28th.
Trappers should know when fur is going downhill and stop on thier own, every year is a little different; when I had a good fox population, I often quit the first or second week in Jan. because of fur quality. I've also had blue/black coons in late Dec. The local furbuyer made mention of fur bugs and rubbed fur but his main concern was having that time to get ready for shipping fur, haying etc. When I asked why he did not just stop buying on some date and close the door, he said well some one else might get his bussiness. I see this as an issue of personal responsibilty, trappers are mostly adults and should be treated as such.
With 300 miles north to south and 1500 feet diferance in elevation, not all trapers will see the same conditions in any given year.
bverboy: yup.. joe told me so
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raymond: I heard Joe was bringing an sr22 for everybody at his table . Thanks Joe .
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Walleye Joe: You need your hearing checked Ray!
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