Growing up in NE illinois where there was no public land for hunting or trapping, I was lucky to move to minnesota for college. A few thoughts. Bird hunters should like and respect trappers for removing skunk and raccoon and yote that disturb nesting and eat young birds. I hunt public land and my dog so far has avoided a trap. Trappers usually want to avoid bad pr and should avoid trapping public land on the opener, but to avoid trapping until February would reduce raccoon harvest big time.
In any outdoor sport, there are those that show respect and those that don't. Just because I do not musky fish doesn't mean water should only be managed for walleye. We must respect each other's passions.
I am glad public land is available for many different activities, even if I do not participate in some of them. Outdoor enthusiasts must support each other as long as it is legal and ethical.