Win a Trapline Trip With Jim Spencer, More From T&PC

Send us your favorite furbearer recipes to enter for your chance to win a trip or some great gear!


Here’s your opportunity to learn firsthand from one of the most well-known and respected trappers in the country! Trapper & Predator Caller and PCSOutdoors have teamed up for the Jim Spencer Experience Sweepstakes to offer one lucky winner a trip to trap with Executive Editor Jim Spencer and his trapline partner, Bill Bradbury, on their Arkansas river line.

All you have to do to enter the sweepstakes is visit and tell us how you cook the furbearers you trap. Give us your favorite ways to prepare raccoon, beaver, muskrat and ’possum. Have you tried bobcat or mountain lion? Shoot us those recipes too. How about nutria, porcupine, squirrel or wild hog? We even want to know how you prepare badgers, coyotes, wolves or other furbearers, as long as you’ve tried them once and had the guts to use the same recipe again.

Trappers are notorious for using everything we can. We want to share your tastiest off-the-wall wild-game recipes with our readers! And the more recipes you enter, the more chances you have to win!

The sweepstakes winner, who will be randomly drawn from the entries we receive, will get to trap for two full days — Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 — with Jim and Bill on their boat line on the White River in the Ozark Mountains of north-central Arkansas. The trapline runs along the trout-water section of the river, which includes rocky shoreline, woods mixed with pastures and fields, and some steep, towering bluffs. Jim and Bill target everything from otters, beavers, mink and muskrats to raccoons, bobcats, coyotes and foxes on their 100- to 150-set trapline. And the winner can pick up skinning and stretching tips as well. Jim and Bill typically work on fur prep well into the evening.

The prize package includes round-trip flights, a rental car, meals and accommodations in the bunkhouse on Jim’s property. The winner will need to bring adequate clothing for temperatures as low as 20 to 25 degrees. No waterproof boots are needed.

The grand-prize winner will also take home one 20-inch Winkler Trapper’s Pack Basket from Sterling Fur, five dozen Ghost Rider Coyote Snares from Dakota Line Snares and one dozen Sleepy Creek #1½ Coilspring Traps.

The second prize winner will receive one Raccoon Live Trap from Tomahawk Live Traps, one dozen Dog-Proof Traps from Duke Traps, one KB Compound 5.5 Predator Trap from KB Traps and an assortment of 4-ounce lures from Ausable Brand.

The third prize winner will receive an Apache Game Call from Western Rivers, 10 pounds of Coon Chow from Ausable Brand, one gallon of Trap and Snare Dip from Dakota Line Snares and one “Running Hard With the Griz” DVD from Dakota Line Snares.

To enter the sweepstakes and for more information, visit We will be accepting entries until Oct. 31, 2012.

For additional chances to win, enter through our Facebook page at Like the page and click the Sweepstakes tab at the top to enter. Then share the Sweepstakes with your friends. You get two additional entries every time one of your friends signs up for the sweepstakes through the link on your Facebook page.

Good luck!

Jared Blohm is the managing editor of Trapper & Predator Caller.

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