As Auctions Near, Optimism Grows, Especially for Muskrats

As the major North American fur auctions begin this winter and record-high prices continued at the season’s first European auctions, optimism is high for the fur market. Alan Herscovici, the executive vice-president of the Fur Council of Canada credits “design … [Read More]

Gray Wolves Removed From Endangered Species List in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin

With gray wolf populations rising well beyond initial recovery goals in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has announced that the wolves have been taken off of the threatened and endangered species list for the Western … [Read More]

Officials Confirm First Bobcat in Northwest Ohio Since 1800s

Ohio wildlife officials have confirmed the first verified report of a bobcat in northwest Ohio since the mid-1800s. Here are the details from Steve Pollick’s story on toledoBlade.com: The wild cat, a young male, was caught in a raccoon snare … [Read More]

An Update on Maine’s Lynx Laws

Lynx remain a hot-button issue for Maine trappers. That much is clear from Norm Trask’s Maine Trappers Association Legislative Liaison report in the November 2011 issue of Trapper & Predator Caller. Trask’s report details the latest on the possibility of … [Read More]

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