Our trapping heritage played an important role in the discovery and early economics of the United States – and it still does today. Trading posts and companies followed trappers west, creating jobs and providing a foundation for communities. Trappers were valuable citizens who provided resources and skills that people depended upon for survival.
Unfortunately, the majority of voting citizens have a negative perception of trapping today. Most of which can be attributed to biased reports from the media and emotionally charged propaganda from anti-hunting organizations such as HSUS and PETA.
This misinformation has given trapping a bad reputation; one that makes it easy to dismiss and therefore a soft target for anti-hunters to slowly chip away at all of our rights. The fact is trapping provides many benefits to both humans and wildlife.
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