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Nothing better than introducing kids to trapping and giving more opportunity to trap.

We’re in for another record pheasant hunting season thanks to 2,700 participants in this year’s Nest Predator Bounty Program. Congrats to Ty, Stout & Tyler on winning this year's drawing. Trappers like these boys are ensuring there are plenty of state birds to shoot this season.
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Pro active . Seeing if the public will participate. 👍
 

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Thats hilarious.... Its July. They canceled their brood survey when they did the bounty program, likely because they didnt have the extra funds. How would they have any idea if they were in for a good year or not??
 

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Looking at the numbers is actually pretty humorous...

Spink County is 1510 sq miles. They turned in 996 tails. Thats .65 less predators per 640 acres... 😂 😂 😂

Brown County is 1731 sq miles. They turned in 1455 tails. That .84 less predators per sq mile.


What a COLOSSAL waste of money.
 

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Of those 996 removed, not one of them would have eaten eggs? You seem to know the unknowable all the time on here.
 
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996 less nest predators probably saved some nests.
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Looks like 40,000+ a year. Thats more than Missouris total reported fur harvest. Looks like this thing is developing interest in removing nest predators.
 

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Of those 996 removed, not one of them would have eaten eggs? You seem to know the unknowable all the time on here.
Oh, they would have. By killing the one that would have another predator just got 2 helpings instead of 1.
 

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Looks like 40,000+ a year. Thats more than Missouris total reported fur harvest. Looks like this thing is developing interest in removing nest predators.
More than that get hit by cars per year in SD.

SD is about 80k sq miles. 90% of this took place in the east half. Thats less than 1 less nest predator per sq mile, and MOST of this removal happened in large population centers(counties with large cities)


Its a TOTAL waste of money.
 

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The idea is to drum up interest in trapping, thereby helping slowly chip away at the predator number that have grown out of control for the past 20 years
 

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Mdc is stupid not to implement something like this. Bare minimum open it up to year round harvest. The tired and warn out excuse about fur buyers wanting prime fur is completely irrelevant these days. IF there’s no way trapping would harvest enough predators to make any appreciable difference than there really isn’t a reason not to do it except their own hard headed stupidity. Personally I think their raising of non resident trapping permit prices by a higher percentage than any other permit is pretty telling
 
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Mdc is stupid not to implement something like this. Bare minimum open it up to year round harvest. The tired and warn out excuse about fur buyers wanting prime fur is completely irrelevant these days. IF there’s no way trapping would harvest enough predators to make any appreciable difference than there really isn’t a reason not to do it except their own hard headed stupidity. Personally I think their raising of non resident trapping permit prices by a higher percentage than any other permit is pretty telling
There are multitudes of reasons not to do it.
 

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Mdc is stupid not to implement something like this. Bare minimum open it up to year round harvest. The tired and warn out excuse about fur buyers wanting prime fur is completely irrelevant these days. IF there’s no way trapping would harvest enough predators to make any appreciable difference than there really isn’t a reason not to do it except their own hard headed stupidity. Personally I think their raising of non resident trapping permit prices by a higher percentage than any other permit is pretty telling
They are still conforming to a concerted decision by wildlife managers from an annual meeting in either 2007 or 2009 where the decision was made to not promote predator control. Not because it doesn't work , but because its not popular.

As we are presently witnessing,, because disease and coyotes have not managed nest predator numbers as they had assumed they would,, many states are stepping away from that decision because of negative impacts to other wildlife.

Some predator numbers have increased a lot since that meeting and some bird populations are suffering because of it.
 

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They are still conforming to a concerted decision by wildlife managers from an annual meeting in either 2007 or 2009 where the decision was made to not promote predator control. Not because it doesn't work , but because its not popular.

As we are presently witnessing,, because disease and coyotes have not managed nest predator numbers as they had assumed they would,, many states are stepping away from that decision because of negative impacts to other wildlife.

Some predator numbers have increased a lot since that meeting and some bird populations are suffering because of it.
Incorrect. They are not promoting predator control BECAUSE THERE IS NO SCIENCE TO SAY IT ACTUALLY WORKS.

Those other states are doing what you have claimed is wrong for decades, which is caving to the politicians. You are such a hypocrite on this its hilarious.
 

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