Wednesday August 27, 2014

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

  • The Old Farmer's Almanac, published in Dublin, New Hampshire, North America's most popular reference guide and oldest continuously published periodical since 1792, says, “Winter temperatures will be colder than normal." What do you think?
  • It was a nice summer
  • 57%
  • Bring it on! Cross country skiing on the Jack Crolly Trail, snowmobiling on Paint Lake and ice fishing on Partridge Crop Lake at -4O°C
  • 43%
  • Total Votes: 115





Poacher’s illegal snare catches dog

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To the Editor:

It has been brought to my attention that a dog has been caught in an illegal snare that was set next to the Millennium Trail where people walk their dogs. It has also been brought to my attention that that the poacher that set these snares may have been a natural resource officer from Thompson. An incident like this gives people a bad impression of trappers in general.

I would think that the guilty party should apologize to the dog owner and the trapline holder. A trapper with any common sense would not set wolf snares that close where people walk. If I were caught trapping on someone else’s line, I would be charged. Instead of setting illegal snares, I would think a natural resource officer’s time would be better spent checking garbage on North Jonas road and or/enforcing pollution laws.

Art Lamontagne
Line Holder
Trapline 44
Thompson


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