Trappers need to exercise caution and good judgment The dog-proof trap wave has taken some of the shine off the bucket craze, but it’s still a fact that a baited bucket in the right location, guarded with a #160 or … [Read More]
Trappers usually take notice of dead animals on roadways “Man, you sure are interested in roadkills,” my buddy said as we cruised through north-central Missouri. I’d just said “There’s another ’coon,” and my buddy was responding to it. Raccoons were … [Read More]
Whether fur prices are high or low, I’ll be out trapping For trappers, these are shining times. Prices for well-handled wild furs are at or near all-time highs for many species, and demand is strong for just about everything. The … [Read More]
The NTA Convention is a priceless resource for trappers We’re in the dog days, and although trapping season isn’t as far away as it was, it’s still way off out there in the mists of the future. Too far off, … [Read More]
You’re going to notice a big hole in the next issue of Trapper & Predator Caller. It’s the first issue since January 1983 that doesn’t have a new, up-to-date “Fur Market Report” from Parker Dozhier. In early January, soon before deadline day, Managing Editor Jared Blohm received a note from Parker saying that he’d just found out he had a serious illness and that he would no longer be able to write his “Fur Market Report.” [Read More]
Trapper & Predator Caller Editor Jim Spencer has a close call on the trapping line. An accident on the river has him asking, “What if?” [Read More]
Most humans are competitive by nature, and when we’re in a group of our peers, we want to know how we measure up. Trappers are more competitive than most folks; it’s one of the necessary personality traits for becoming a competent trapper. [Read More]
Jim Spencer has more traps than he could ever use, but he’d still buy more.
Cleaning things up isn’t fun, but now’s the time to get it done.
Don’t let an accident take away from fun on the trapline.