I’m writing in response to the horrific story of Pat and Kim Boland’s dog, Billi, (shown in courtesy photo to CdA Press) that was in the Jan. 5 edition. I can’t believe the law allows for trappers to place their traps in such a highly used recreational spot as the endowment lands in Cougar Creek. I have personally hiked and hunted my lab in this area at least 50 times in the past eight years. There are many houses in the area and I know for a fact it’s heavily used by hikers and joggers with dogs. There are so many other areas that trappers can trap in North Idaho. Leave the populated areas alone. I won’t be taking my dog out there anymore due to the irresponsible state trapping laws as well as the careless and negligent attitude of this trapper/Rob Hamilton, Coeur d'Alene, letter to the editor, Coeur d'Alene Press.
Question: Can you conjure a law that would protect pets from a situation like this?