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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

Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 24 – Springtime is Busy Time

5/6/2018
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In this episode I recap some recent springtime events, bait preparation and trap cleanup. I mention a new Kaatz Bros. DVD and some stuff from John Chagnon of PCS Outdoors and Lenon Lures. I also mention a new site, Trappers Report, and preview the next episode about a ride along on a spring beaver long […] The post Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 24 – Springtime is Busy Time appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:32:00

Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 23 – Spring is Coming!

4/26/2018
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In this episode I talk about the coming of spring and the end of trapping season here. I give a recap of my experience under ice beaver trapping this winter and talk other details. Enjoy! The post Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 23 – Spring is Coming! appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:48:29

Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 21 – The Lure Making Project

4/13/2018
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In this episode, I discuss lure problems on my trapline, and the need to formulate my own Long Distance Call lure. I then introduce the idea of the new lure making project – I’d like to educate others about lure making as I begin to learn the trade. I give an overview of the current […] The post Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 21 – The Lure Making Project appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:38:45

Trapping Today Podcast Episode 20: Lynx Exclusion Devices on the Maine Marten/Fisher Trapline

4/9/2018
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In this episode, I express my jealousy for you Alaska trappers, and talk about experiences we Maine trappers have had using the newly-required lynx exclusion devices on our marten and fisher traplines. I go over Bob Noonan’s article in Trapper’s Post on the devices, as well as my own experiences and the recent article I […] The post Trapping Today Podcast Episode 20: Lynx Exclusion Devices on the Maine Marten/Fisher Trapline appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:42:36

Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 19 – Trapping News and ConiPans

4/4/2018
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In this episode, I go over some recent trapping news, including a potential bobcat trapping season in Indiana, an interview on trapping with Vermont’s Fish and Wildlife Commissioner, and a visit to the NTA by Tom Miranda. I then discuss Coni-Pans, their use in bodygrip traps, and the benefits I see to using coni-pans on […] The post Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 19 – Trapping News and ConiPans appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:45:47

Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 18 – Tanning Fur

3/27/2018
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Holding off on sending that raw fur to auction due to the low prices? In this episode, I discuss the options trappers have for getting their fur tanned, and go over some selling scenarios you’ll need to think about when trying to profit from tanned fur. I discuss the pros and cons of self tanning, […] The post Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 18 – Tanning Fur appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:40:34

Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 17 – Preserving Meat, Conibear Springs, Writing Articles, and Reviews

3/20/2018
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In this episode I talk about some recent videos I made for the Trapping Today Youtube channel, including preserving meat with salt for trapping bait, rotting down some meat for a lure base, and spring strength on 330 Conibears that have had their springs compressed for probably 20 years. I briefly go over how the […] The post Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 17 – Preserving Meat, Conibear Springs, Writing Articles, and Reviews appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:39:43

Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 16 – Fur Auctions, Trapper Ethics, and A Life on the Line

3/16/2018
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In this episode, I go deep into the conversation around trapper ethics and our role in wildlife management by reading through my responses to some recent interview questions. I review “A Life on the Line”, a trapping documentary film set in western Manitoba, and discuss a few other things, including an old interview with Montana […] The post Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 16 – Fur Auctions, Trapper Ethics, and A Life on the Line appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:52:15

Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 15 – Things to Come, and the Roadkill Fur Lady!

3/13/2018
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In this episode, I ponder the end of trapping season and discuss what you can expect from Trapping Today in the coming months, particularly a shift toward more product reviews during the offseason, and things I can get around to during a busy summer. I open the floor to questions and requests – would love […] The post Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 15 – Things to Come, and the Roadkill Fur Lady! appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:32:58

Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 14 – NAFA Auction, Beaver Books, Fuller Laugeman

3/7/2018
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In this episode, I give a recap of the bobcat interview, discuss the recent NAFA auction and fur prices, review two beaver tapping books, and discuss an old interview of the legendary Fuller Laugeman of Montana. I also thank several listeners for tuning in, providing feedback and supporting the podcast. I appreciate it guys! The post Trapping Today Podcast: Episode 14 – NAFA Auction, Beaver Books, Fuller Laugeman appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:47:24