Trappers and Houndsmen: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

The conflict between trappers and houndsmen in many areas of the southeast, over the same resource, the raccoon, has nationwide implications. Animal rights organizations have publicly attacked trapping, and indications are that these anti-organizations are encouraging the conflict between trappers and houndsmen to help their goal to abolish trapping, then coursing and other forms of hunting with dogs. Trappers and houndsmen must unite and form an alliance to collectively fight this threat to both sports. The following is the script of a slide show that has been developed for use by all states in the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

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