I agree w/u mcvitullo. Trapping is a great way to control predators and more people should do it, including myself. I have a friend who loves to fish and hunt turkeys + deer, but during the winter when he cant, he traps. He gets coyotes, foxes, skunks(really big predator of nests), raccoons(just as big a problem as skunks), etc. This helps control the predators in the area, and he makes $$$$. He also has the chance to trap some interesting animals once in a while too. He found a big surprise in the form of a Male FISHER in one of his traps! They are not common in our part of the state(NY), so it was really cool. There is no season for them in our area, so he did the right thing and let it go, and then contacted the Department of Environmental Conservation(DEC) so they knew about the fisher being in the area. It was really cool and this is another great example why people should trap, not just to help the turkeys, but also to aquire good memories like that.
Hunt for thunder chickens for months at a time...you know that's right