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Trapping Today Podcast #56: Marten/Fisher Line Updates and Listener Questions/Feedback

12/15/2018
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In this episode I give some updates from my big woods marten and fisher trapline. I go over a number of topics we’ll be discussing in future podcast episodes. I then read some listener emails and answer a couple of questions. I also discuss my Long Distance Call predator call lure. I always love to […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #56: Marten/Fisher Line Updates and Listener Questions/Feedback appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:01:04:04

Trapping Today Podcast #55: A Clean Fur Shed, and Hunters of the Northern Forest

12/8/2018
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In this episode I talk about trying to stay legal with a complex set of trapping regulations. I mention a cleanup in the fur shed in preparation for the fur handling season. I also read another excerpt from “Hunters of the Northern Forest”. One of the more interesting parts of this reading is the high […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #55: A Clean Fur Shed, and Hunters of the Northern Forest appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:49:10

Trapping Today Podcast #54: Fur Price Forecast, and Marten Trapping in the Snow

12/1/2018
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In this episode, I go over the latest from my marten line, including a painful trapline check in deep, wet snow. I provide a fur market forecast, with updates from North American Fur Auctions and Fur Harvesters Auction, and include my fur price predictions by species. Enjoy! Sign up for the Kaatz Bros. newsletter here […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #54: Fur Price Forecast, and Marten Trapping in the Snow appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:01:00:22

Trapping Today Podcast #53: Updates from the Line, and Hunters of the Northern Forest

11/23/2018
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In this episode, I’m getting ready and excited to get back out on the trapline! I give an update on the line and plans moving forward. I talk a little about topics we’ll discuss in future episodes, and read an excerpt from Richard K. Nelson’s “Hunters of the Northern Forest”, a book about native trappers […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #53: Updates from the Line, and Hunters of the Northern Forest appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:55:47

Trapping Today Podcast #52: The Snowmobile Marten Line

11/18/2018
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In this episode I talk about our January in November here in northern Maine, and discuss my transition to running the trapline on snowmobile! I also mention Dave Vander Meer’s book, “Call of the Wilderness“. Click here to find a copy of the book. Enjoy! The post Trapping Today Podcast #52: The Snowmobile Marten Line appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:37:57

Trapping Today Podcast #51: Back on the Trapline!

11/11/2018
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I’m back on the trapline resetting marten and fisher traps after a long illness. Feeling like a new man and super excited to be back trapping again! I recorded this episode on the drive back out of the woods after setting traps all day. Enjoy! The post Trapping Today Podcast #51: Back on the Trapline! appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:55:56

Trapping Today Podcast #50: Tending the Marten and Fisher Line

11/3/2018
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In this episode, Cole Porter and I talk trapping after getting done tending and pulling (for now) my marten and fisher trapline. Enjoy! Check out Kaatz Bros. Lures, sponsors of the podcast. If you’re interested in picking up some of my Long Distance Call lure we mention in the podcast, click here. The post Trapping Today Podcast #50: Tending the Marten and Fisher Line appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:42:51

Trapping Today Podcast #49: Marten/Fisher Prep, Lures & Baits, and Listener Feedback

10/27/2018
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In this episode, I discuss what my truck looks like geared up for tomorrow’s marten and fisher trapping season opener. I go over the use of lure and bait, other associated gear, and the fact that I can’t help but get out there despite a bit of a health setback. I answer a couple of […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #49: Marten/Fisher Prep, Lures & Baits, and Listener Feedback appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:49:23

Trapping Today Podcast #48: Fur Prices, Muskrat Opener and Arctic Village

10/20/2018
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In this episode, it’s the eve of the early muskrat trapping season opener, I’m over extended in work and life, fur prices remain in the tank, and I still can’t help but love to talk trapping! I give a shout out to Kris Pope, who recently started his “Coyote Trapping School” podcast, talk muskrat trapping […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #48: Fur Prices, Muskrat Opener and Arctic Village appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:58:44

Trapping Today Podcast #47: The Ideal Fur Shed / Trapping Shed

10/15/2018
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In this episode I discuss what delayed this week’s podcast, answer a question about beaver trapping in flooding conditions, and ramble on a bit about my fur shed and what I’d like to see in the ideal fur/trapping shed. Feel free to comment on what the ideal fur shed would look like to you. Enjoy! […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #47: The Ideal Fur Shed / Trapping Shed appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:40:19

Trapping Today Podcast #46: Trapping Like a Kid

10/6/2018
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In this episode, I discuss the idea of “trapping like a kid”. It’s an interesting mindset that I think can help make us all more effective trappers. I read through, and comment on, an article I wrote here on Trapping Today about trapping like a kid. Hope this gets you thinking more about how you […] The post Trapping Today Podcast #46: Trapping Like a Kid appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:00:52:15

Trapping Today Podcast #45: Setting Out Marten/Fisher Boxes, Part 2

9/29/2018
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In this episode, Cole Porter and I finish up our discussion during our trip to put out marten and fisher boxes on the trapline and do a little fishing. Enjoy! The post Trapping Today Podcast #45: Setting Out Marten/Fisher Boxes, Part 2 appeared first on Trapping Today.

Duration:01:09:04

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