Trapping Convention Season Nears

The FTA Convention hits Pennsylvania and the NTA Convention Visits Upper Michigan   By Jared Blohm Winter held on as long as it could, but we’re finally seeing signs of summer. And that means we’re closing in on convention season … [Read More]

Editor’s Call: Sticking to My Guns

One national organization for trappers would be better than two   At the recent National Trappers Association Convention, I got bushwhacked by two respected members of the trapping fraternity, people whose names you’d recognize. One is with the NTA and … [Read More]

Editor’s Call: United for the Cause

The NTA and FTA would both be stronger if they worked together   In 1959, or thereabouts, a small, dedicated and forward-thinking group of trappers put their heads together and started an organization they called the National Trappers Association. Things … [Read More]

Bill Banning Bobcat Trapping in California Put on Hold

In an encouraging development for California trappers, a proposed bill that would ban bobcat trapping in the Golden State has been put on hold. The California State Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee discussed Bill AB 1213, which is also known as … [Read More]

Bobcat Trapping Under Attack in California

California legislatures are considering a bill that would make bobcat trapping illegal in California. Bill AB 1213, which is also referred to as The Bobcat Protection Act of 2013, was introduced in February. Legislators are schedule to discuss the bill … [Read More]

New Trapping Reality Show Projects on Hold

Two production companies that were seeking trappers for new reality TV programs earlier this year are no longer actively pursuing the projects. Park Slope Productions, of New York, and 44 Blue Productions, of Studio City, Calif., explored the possibility of … [Read More]

Trappers to Star in New Reality TV Shows

Move over wannabe singers, Cajun gator hunters and the Kardashians, the next reality television stars could be trappers. At least two production companies are actively seeking trappers for programs set to begin filming this fall. Both production companies have developed … [Read More]

Sierra Club Considering Anti-Trapping Policy

The Sierra Club has long pretended to be an ally to hunters and trappers, but if they move forward with a proposed anti-trapping policy, they will have drawn a clear line in the sand that they are no friend to … [Read More]