Otter Trapping Season Open in Illinois for First Time Since 1929

An otter trapping season opened this week in Illinois. It’s the first otter season in the state since 1929. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released 346 otters in the state in 1994, when the population was estimated at less than 100. … [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.