Do you know what " not statistically significant" means?Below are 3 quotes/snippets from Sully's thread! TWO are from MDC, and one of those from a top bio! IMO, it clearly shows that trapping can and does 100% help. I get hawk will say that if you trap up to nesting it helps, but dead critters cannot eat live critters! IMO, there is zero reason that trapping season should be extended, even to year round (mirro the coyote season) especially since the resource is underutilized, i.e. abundant and rapidly growing.
As for large scale reduction of predator numbers...there simply are not enough individuals interested in hunting and trapping of fur bearers for the specific reason you stated. There's no money in it.
Discussions of expanding seasons for raccoons have been brought before the regulations committee and are strongly opposed by the trappers of the state because trapping would occur outside of the time when furs are "prime".
Habitat improvement with predator control had the highest production - though not statistically significantly higher than habitat improvement alone.
well I read your MDC, thing and here's my take on it.
one thing that has really cut down trapping and hunting predators is low prices, the second and another big aspect of it is Deer hunting.
Whats funny is I start a poll to see if people are tired of this s hit and he turns the poll itself into another turkey jerk. 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆Hawk and Henry remind of two crackheads jumping around and talking to themselves and thinking the whole world believes in them.