Dear Editor:

I would like to give Mr. Cotton another viewpoint to his article. As an avid hunter/trapper for over 40 years, the “return on your investment” needs additional input. The hunter enters the woods before daybreak to get in position.

From there, the hunter sees the frosty mist rise and the sun come up. The hunter sees the animals awaken and start their day by being playful, searching for food and just wandering about. The hunter may witness a fox chasing over logs in search of food. The hunter also may see a unique skunk – all white except the tips of its toes (I have seen this). The hunter may also see a nuthatch going down a tree headfirst. To me, these sights are priceless and worth the cost Mr. Cotton mentioned.

Thank you.

John J. Rickert,