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Edit: Trapped Emotions

When emotion rules, reason suffers. Idaho trappers feel the noose of potential rule changes tightening around their livelihoods, and some respond angrily to proposed incursions on their activity. Pet owners feel threatened by the hidden traps that have recently injured or killed family friends not far from hiking trails, and their emotions, too, run hot. On the periphery of these two central figures in the trapping debate are many others with strong feelings: people who appreciate the traps that erase predators near populated areas, people who hate the traps based on considerations of cruelty, people who approve of trapping because it's an extension of hunting, people who object to trapping because it's an extension of hunting/Coeur d'Alene Press Editorial Board. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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