I received my September 2008 issue and turned to “The Answer Men” column. Always on the lookout to learn more about trapping, I read the column only to become offended by Jim Spencer’s answer on how to clean rubber jaw traps.
I am sure he knows about proper cleaning techniques, but apparently he has no idea about the benefits of being scent free, whether it be deer hunting, trap maintaining or trapline setting.
Unscented detergents are not just for “paranoid deer hunters,” an offensive term. Using every available advantage when trying to fill tags or traps does not make an outdoors person “paranoid.” Why not say, “scent-conscious deer hunters”?
Let us not give the anti’s anymore ammunition to use against us. Also do not use digs at other groups of outdoor lovers that could divide our outdoor community. Remember hunters, trappers and anglers all fight for our collective rights against the anti’s.
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