Trapping Tip: Evaluate the Potential of Your Trapline

This is an excerpt from Jim Spencer’s article “Trapline Expectations,” which appeared in the March 2014 Trapper & Predator Caller issue. By Jim Spencer No matter how much expertise you develop as a trapper, you can’t catch more critters than … [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]

Trapping Raccoons With Randy Smith

By T.R. Hendrick The clock was ticking by the time I caught up with Randy Smith at his home in western Pennsylvania. It was late February, and there were only a few days left in the Pennsylvania trapping season. Randy … [Read More]

Lures and Baits for Trapping Big ‘Coons

By Ralph Scherder When it comes to catching big raccoons, I don’t think type of set matters all that much. I’ve caught jumbos in dirtholes, and I’ve caught them in pockets. However, the attractors you use do seem to play a … [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.

Trapline Preparation: How to Make Your Own Raccoon Bait

It’s an Offseason Obligation By Charlie Harder About a half hour before the sun made its daily appearance, I had already finished my second mug of coffee and was heading to the barn to grab a couple of fishing poles … [Read More]

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