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TRAPPERS SAVING THE WORLD

Trappers have their own reasons for doing what they do. Many do it for the love of the sport, some do it to help control furbearer populations, others do it to help other wildlife species, and maybe even some do it for the money they receive from it. How many can say that they do it to help the sea turtle population? I am guessing not too many.

Recently, I had the opportunity to head down to South Carolina and meet up with Jim and Mackenzie Hart, a father and daughter professional trapping duo and alligator control agents for the state of South Carolina. These two trap for many reasons under many different scenarios. You may have already guessed that they trap to help the sea turtle population on the Barrier Islands in South Carolina. If that was your guess, then you are absolutely correct.

The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) is the state

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