Guide to Trapping

Guide to Trapping

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Trapping has become somewhat of a lost art, but interest in the sport is as strong as ever thanks to a stable fur market and a growing need to control mammal populations or remove nuisance animals. In Guide to Trapping, Jim Spencer covers strategies for successfully harvesting popular species such as raccoon, muskrat, mink, otter, beaver, coyote, gray fox, red fox, bobcat, skunk, and opossum. His entertaining and informative writing will appeal to trappers of all levels. Starting with a general overview of trapping, Spencer discusses trap styles and the basics of establishing and working a trapline, including techniques for fastening and adjusting traps and effective scouting. Includes a species-by-species review of trapping tactics for the countrys most pursued forbearers. The field-tested techniques, carefully explained and illustrated, will help trappers make sets that deliver maximum results. Spencer gives tips for the essential tasks of fur handling and marketing to make any trappers efforts profitable.However, once youa#39;ve made a catch, therea#39;ll be a catch circle, and the inconspicuous nature of the set is gone. ... catch is going to permeate the entire circle, and therea#39;s no surefire way to effectively focus the next animala#39;s attention on a specific few square inches of that circle, ... BLIND SETS Many good predator trappers use a lot of blind sets, setting footholds in trails and runs being used by furbearers.

Title:Guide to Trapping
Author:Jim Spencer
Publisher:Stackpole Books - 2006-12-01


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