Montana Outdoorsmen and Livestock Producers Battle Anti-Trapping Bill

By Toby Walrath Animal rights activists are gathering signatures in western Montana for ballot Initiative 167, which would make trapping on any public lands in Montana illegal. That includes about 60 percent of public land in western Montana and 35 … [Read More]

Prepare Your Furbearers Using The Mountain Man Cookbook

The Mountain Man Cookbook —The How-To Recipe Guide for Preparing, Cooking and Eating Raccoons, Muskrats, Beavers and Other Unconventional Wild Game has hit bookshelves. The Mountain Man Cookbook is the ultimate compilation of wild game recipes from readers of Trapper … [Read More]

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]

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