With the official removal of regulated trapping from California’s landscape, concern over wanton waste of wildlife is now a full reality; with viable usage of a fur-bearing animal’s remains no longer permitted.
A few years ago I was asked how I thought we could get more people interested in conserving land and water, and my answer was simple. Teach them to hunt, fish, and trap. Give people an activity which intimately connects them to these resources, and then give them a place to do it.
The Fish and Wildlife Management badge requires scouts to describe the meaning and purposes behind fish and wildlife conservation and management, discuss problems that continue to threaten wildlife resources, and list major fish and wildlife management practices used by managers.
Ontario Fur Managers Federation brief video clip promoting regulated trapping.
July marks the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, which declared the 13 American colonies free and independent from British rule. The 4th of July also marks a time to reflect on our American heritage as well as New England’s rural culture - which includes activities like hunting, trapping, and immersing oneself in all that our forested hills and valleys have to offer the mortal soul.