Not pouting at all.Most people on this board have an apathetic view toward trapping - neither positive or negative. They probably generally support the idea, but you tell them they have to put their dog on a leash or shorten the bird season. That is a great way to turn people against the idea. Now, the general public, most of them are probably against trapping from the start. Good luck telling grandma that she has to keep her dog on a leash in the NF because some trapper is trying to catch a bobcat.
You can pout on the internet about the unfairness of it all, but you are just putting nails in the coffin of the sport.
I think Montana trappers have given everything they can at this point, no more room to compromise.
I have no problems with the current regulations and if a few dogs get killed in legally set traps because they aren't on a leash, pet owners cant educate themselves, etc. I have no problem with that either. Even being as careful as you can and following the trapping regulations as set now, its inevitable that some dogs are going to get it. Common sense pet ownership doesn't exist, see it every day.
The hypocrisy of even talking about compromise when it comes to other user groups in regard to making progress on conflicts with trappers is laughable though.