I take it you cannot argue a point just for the sake of arguing
How so? That's exactly what I'm doing.
...wether for or against...
That, in fact, is the moot point. The BMPs are a reality -- in published form. Being for or against them, will not make them go away.
Again, how they may, or may not, be implemented will be up to the individual states. The only thing the Fed's have any say so in is migratory birds and endangered species. As far as trapping equipment -- that is up to the individual states to regulate.
That being the case, it distinctly behooves every state trapping association to develop a strong working relationship with their with their F&G department to see that fair regulations are maintained for the trappers of their state. I'm sure you will be bringing your own talents to bear in your home state of NC.
As for Ohio, I'm not much concerned about what will go on here. I don't believe there is any other trappers' association, anywhere else in the country, that can match OSTA for having influence with our DOW when it comes to trapping regulations.
Again, if you are concerned about these BMPs, get involved with your state trappers' association to insure a positive outcome.