First Major Wild Fur Auction of Season Held This Week

The first major wild fur auction of the year concluded earlier this week. Fur Harvesters Auction held the sale on Tuesday. “Having just concluded our first sale of the season, we were very pleased with our results,” an FHA news … [Read More]

Fur Market Report: Prices Expected to Hold Steady

As auctions near, experts believe market will open near levels it reached in May 2013   This is one of the most anxious times of the year for trappers. Indeed, many trappers have their fur sheds packed with skins by … [Read More]

Sounds to Use for Calling Red Foxes

This is an excerpt from Andrew Lewand’s article “Seeing Red,” which appeared in the January 2014 Trapper & Predator Caller issue. By Andrew Lewand Most red fox hunters rely on prey distress sounds for their calling efforts. The truth is that certain sounds are more … [Read More]

The Best Sets for Trapping Wolves

Trapper & Predator Caller Field Editor Serge Lariviére recently had the chance to interview expert wolf trapper Gordy Klassen. The renowned figure from DeBolt, Alberta, is known throughout the West and across Canada for his wolf trapping clinics and seminars. He is … [Read More]

Scientists: Red Foxes Use Magnetic Field to Help Them Hunt

A Discovery Channel video shows how red foxes pinpoint field mice buried deep beneath snow using their incredible hearing and the magnetic field of the North Pole. “He almost always comes up empty handed, unless he’s facing north,” the narrator … [Read More]

T&PC Reader Traps 51-Pound Raccoon

In his November 2013 Furbearer Behavior column, Trapper & Predator Caller Field Editor Serge Lariviére asked T&PC readers to send him photos and info on raccoons they’ve trapped that weighed more than 40 pounds. The largest raccoon Lariviére received a photo … [Read More]

Fur Market Report: Stars Aligning for Great Season

Momentum and early indicators are pointing to another very strong year for fur prices   Trappers have been waiting for a season like this one for years. In years past, every trapper went out, caught fur and hoped to reach … [Read More]

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