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Trapping Today Podcast #44: Setting out Marten/Fisher Boxes, Part 1

9/23/2018
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In this episode, Cole Porter and I talk marten and fisher trapping as we head out to set boxes out on my line. We discuss plans for the upcoming season, marten/fisher interactions, and habitat types we look for when setting traps. Enjoy! The post Trapping Today Podcast #44: Setting out Marten/Fisher Boxes, Part 1 appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:53:51

Trapping Today Podcast #43: Stan Zuray and the Alaskan Wilderness Trapper Dream

9/15/2018
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In this episode, I discuss the dream I’ve always had of going into the Alaskan wilderness and being a trapper-homesteader. The topic is fresh in my mind after reading Stan Zuray’s book, “Carry On”. Stan was a star in the Discovery Channel’s hit show “Yukon Men”, which featured people from the Alaskan village of Tanana. […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #43: Stan Zuray and the Alaskan Wilderness Trapper Dream appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:35:02

Trapping Today Podcast #42: Listener Questions

9/9/2018
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In this episode, I catch up on listener questions, including: -waxing footholds for water sets -importance of where you get dirt to make wax dirt -how we as trappers can help educate and grow our base -finding proper location for coyote sets -fire ants in dirthole sets -creating a business to make a better market […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #42: Listener Questions appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:54:54

Trapping Today Podcast #41: Time to Stock Up!

9/2/2018
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In this episode, I discuss my recent order with Kaatz Bros. Lures, and the fact that now is a great opportunity for trappers to stock up on traps, lure and supplies. Prices are going up across the board for various reasons, and now’s the chance to get what you need before the big price increases […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #41: Time to Stock Up! appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:39:36

Trapping Today Podcast #40: Interview with a Young Marten Trapper

8/26/2018
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In this episode, I sit down with Noah Frost, a young marten trapper from northern Maine. We discuss getting into trapping, trapper education, setting up a marten trapline for the first time, and thoughts on running a trapline in an area with complex regulations and competition from other trappers. We recorded this episode from a […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #40: Interview with a Young Marten Trapper appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:48:08

Trapping Today Podcast #39: Neil Olson’s Trappers Weekend

8/19/2018
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In this episode, Cole Porter and I discuss our experiences at Neil Olson’s 42nd annual New England Trappers Weekend in Bethel, Maine. The episode is recorded on the car ride home, so you’ll notice some background noise and a few distractions, but I think we had a great conversation about what we picked up from […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #39: Neil Olson’s Trappers Weekend appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:01:26:31

Trapping Today Podcast #38: Conventions, Trapping Podcasts, and Helfrich’s Fox Trapping Book

8/12/2018
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In this episode, I introduce Kaatz Bros. Lures as a new sponsor of the show. Since we’re in the swing of trapping convention season, I talk about the benefit of conventions, and the upcoming convention near me, Neil Olson’s New England Trappers Weekend. I bring up other trapping podcasts, including mentioning Clint Locklear’s recent podcast […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #38: Conventions, Trapping Podcasts, and Helfrich’s Fox Trapping Book appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:48:22

Trapping Today Podcast #37: Evaluation of Lures, Baits and Urines

8/4/2018
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After touching on some listener emails, fur prices and trapping news, I go into detail on Charles Dobbins’ book, “Evaluation of Lures, Baits and Urines”. Lure testing is an often overlooked topic in the trapping world, but being a professional trapper, Dobbins took it very seriously. In this book, he described how he put lures […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #37: Evaluation of Lures, Baits and Urines appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:47:31

Trapping Today Podcast #36: Make Money Selling Traps on Ebay

7/29/2018
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Looking to unload some of your old traps and make room for more inventory? How about another source of income working on something you enjoy? In this episode, I discuss my experiences and lessons learned from a decade of selling traps on Ebay. The post Trapping Today Podcast #36: Make Money Selling Traps on Ebay appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:01:04:48

Trapping Today Podcast #35: Fastening Traps – Stakes, Drags and More

7/22/2018
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In this episode I discuss the different options for fastening traps, and go through the evolution of stakes and drags throughout trapping history, as well as the current products available on the market. Enjoy! Show notes: Fur Real website i mentioned early in the show Why Use Trap Drags? A Review of Trap Drags The post Trapping Today Podcast #35: Fastening Traps – Stakes, Drags and More appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:01:00:53

Trapping Today Podcast #34: Getting Permission to Trap Private Land

7/15/2018
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In this episode, I discuss the need for, and process of getting permission to trap on private land. Trappers are held to a high standard when it comes to landowner permission, and gaining permission is critical to our success on the trapline. I wrote a blog post about this a while back, and I read […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #34: Getting Permission to Trap Private Land appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:01:01:41

Trapping Today Podcast #33: Lots of Topics!

7/6/2018
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In this episode, I finish up the marten/fisher/mast discussion, go over listener emails, discuss the preliminary results of the NAFA July fur auction, and a few other odds and ends. I’m a bit tired and it was a bit rough, but I hope it turned out okay. Enjoy! The post Trapping Today Podcast #33: Lots of Topics! appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:41:02

Trapping Today Podcast #32: Bobcat Trapping and Marten/Fisher and Mast

6/30/2018
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In this episode I discuss my absolute lack of bobcat trapping experience, but provide some information and suggestions for a new trapper looking to trap bobcats for the first time. There are a lot of DVD’s available with good bobcat trapping information. I suggest one or two from a trapper in your general area/habitat type. […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #32: Bobcat Trapping and Marten/Fisher and Mast appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:59:57

Trapping Today Podcast 31: Lure Making – Types and Bases

6/24/2018
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In this episode I discuss the difference between a bait and a lure, and the different types of lures, primarily food, call and gland lures. I then discuss what a lure ‘base’ is, what a base does, and the different types of bases most lures are made of. If you’re enjoying the podcast or would […] The post Trapping Today Podcast 31: Lure Making – Types and Bases appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:01:04:36

Trapping Today Podcast #30: Drumming/Tumbling Fur and Public Views on Trapping

6/17/2018
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In this episode, I discuss various aspects of drumming or tumbling fur, including an overview of the process, situations where it’s done, and benefits trappers can achieve through proper fur treatment. I then discuss Responsive Management survey data on public views on trapping and how that affects how we as trappers get our message across […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #30: Drumming/Tumbling Fur and Public Views on Trapping appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:01:01:02

Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 29 – Trapping Magazines and Beaver Tail Oil

6/10/2018
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In this episode I discuss my first published magazine article, an overview of trapping magazines, and making and using beaver tail oil as a predator trapping lure. Enjoy! The post Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 29 – Trapping Magazines and Beaver Tail Oil appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:40:40

Trapping Today Podcast Episode 28 – Dyeing, Waxing and Dipping Traps

6/3/2018
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In this episode, I go over some news items and discuss trap treatment options for trappers. Enjoy! Note: Click here for an article I wrote last year on dyeing with cold dip. There are some great comments on the post as well. The post Trapping Today Podcast Episode 28 – Dyeing, Waxing and Dipping Traps appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:52:18

Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 27 – News, Auction and Basic Trap Modification

5/27/2018
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In this episode I discuss some news, go over the results of this week’s Fur Harvesters Auction, review a Herb Lenon book, and discuss trap modification. Specifically, I go into detail on modifying old or less-than-desirable new foothold traps to make them suitable for coyote trapping. The post Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 27 – News, Auction and Basic Trap Modification appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:01:05:12

Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 26 – a Book, a DVD, an Auction, and a Shoutout

5/20/2018
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In this episode, I review Kellen Kaatz’ new DVD “The Flat Set Fix”, review Herb Lenon’s 1944 classic “Secrets of Successful Trapping”, give a shout out to an old trapping friend in Montana, and go over the recent NAFA Fur Auction results. Enjoy! The post Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 26 – a Book, a DVD, an Auction, and a Shoutout appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:51:54

Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 25 – Ride-a-long on a Spring Beaver Long Line

5/13/2018
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In this episode, I talk about my ride-a-long with a professional beaver trapper on his spring beaver long line. If you ever get the chance to spend time with experienced trappers, there’s lots to learn, and it’s a great chance to improve your knowledge and understanding in the trapping world. Enjoy! The post Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 25 – Ride-a-long on a Spring Beaver Long Line appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:52:43