Fur Market Report: Volume of Fur Expected to Rise

Signs point to strong prices, but climate and market reaction to higher output remain unknowns   Anxiety often culminates as we approach trapping seasons. With the high prices of last year, every trapper in the country is excited and anxious. We’re excited because … [Read More]

Shotguns Versus Rifles — a Predator Hunting Exercise

By Randy D. Smith A simple exercise can demonstrate the value of a shotgun for predator calling. Bring a half-gallon milk jug and a shotgun the next time you go out target shooting with your predator rifle. Set the milk … [Read More]

Judging Distance at Night While Predator Hunting

By Dave Kaprocki Before you can learn to judge distance at night, you have to know what kind of light-beam your light produces. Is it a small hand-held light, a 6-volt headlight or a large spotlight? Your light source determines … [Read More]

Is the Set Location or the Bait More Important in Trapping?

By Jack Spencer Jr. There are two common theories I often hear from trappers when trying to explain trapping success. Is it the magical location or the tempting bait we trappers purchase or make on our own that produces catches? … [Read More]

Texas Trappers and Fur Hunters Association Inc. November 2013 Report

www.txtrappers.com   President — Bill Applegate, Box 883, Marfa, TX 79843; 432-729-3349; fax: 432-729-3623 Vice President — David Pilgrim, 1323 RR 2341, Burnet, TX 78611; 512-756-4609 Secretary — Deborah Pilgrim, 1323 RR 2341, Burnet, TX 78611; 512-756-4609 Treasurer — Keith … [Read More]

South Carolina Trappers Association November 2013 Report

President — Ricky Williams, 278 The Oaks Ln., Blenheim, SC 29516; 843-528-3195; sc-ws-6@juno.com Vice President — Scott Turnbull, 330 Mountain Estates Road, Pickens, SC 29671; 864 901-1854; scottturnbull61@yahoo.com Secretary/Treasurer — Jim Fitzgerald, 610 Stegall Road, Pelzer, SC 29669; 864-201-1672 Fur … [Read More]

Pennsylvania Trappers Association Inc. November 2013 Report

www.patrappers.com   President — Brian Mohn, 138 Farview Road, Hamburg, PA 19526; 610-562-1790; papatrees@aol.com Vice President East — Joel Whitehead, 845 Snake Hill Road, Thompson, PA 19526; 570-756-2714; JFRED@nep.net Vice President West — Ned Weston, 120 Swope Road, West Sunbury, … [Read More]

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