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Northwest Regional Heritage Fair
Trapping in BC
Interview and discussion with two trappers of the Pacific Northwest and how they made a living in that industry.
What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?
I learned that trapping today is better than it was in the past. Because of better animal management and more humane methods of harvesting, pelts can be more abundant without depleting our wildlife stocks.
What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?
Trapping can help with animal management. Trapping can and has provided jobs and food to those who pursue it as a lifestyle or hobby.
How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?
I live in a better society. I do not need to worry about food and trying to find it within my immediate vicinity. Nor do I need to worry about providing my family with enough money.