Is the Set Location or the Bait More Important in Trapping?

By Jack Spencer Jr. There are two common theories I often hear from trappers when trying to explain trapping success. Is it the magical location or the tempting bait we trappers purchase or make on our own that produces catches? … [Read More]

Fur Handling 101: Skinning Your Catch

By Jim Spencer Well-prepared, properly stretched and dried fur pelts are usually worth more than green fur, but a poorly handled pelt is worth far less because there aren’t any do-overs. Here’s a step-by-step guide for getting it right.

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]

Bobcat Populations on the Rise

Some good news for bobcat trappers/hunters landed in my e-mail box this morning. It appears bobcat populations are on the rise across most of North America. Dr. Nathan M. Roberts of Cornell University, a Trapper & Predator Caller contributor, forwarded … [Read More]

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