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    How To Trap Fox: Complete Guide

    I could barely hear my dad’s voice as he whispered “come over here”. It felt like I was going to lose my breakfast. I was so excited I couldn’t stand it. It was the my first time going with my dad as he worked his fox trapline. It seemed like we had walked a hundred […] More

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    Fox Habits And Habitat: Understand Your Target

    The majestic fox has been a prized sporting animal for centuries. It’s size is generally that of a small dog, about three feet in length. They have a large bushy tail. With it’s bright, yellow red overcoat and white undercoat it strikes a beautiful image. The red fox has multiple color phases, black, silver, and […] More

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    How To Wax Traps: Make Your Traps Last Longer

    I was already on to his game. I finished coloring my traps but I knew I wasn’t done yet. Sure enough, while I was heating up my traps for coloring my friend told me to get another pot ready to heat. I had never heard of waxing traps before but I was just informed I […] More

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    How To Color Traps: Traditional Boiling Method

    As I walked out of the barn I felt pretty good about myself. I just finished removing the rust from all of my traps. I was ready to hit the trapline. Or so I thought. My old trapping mentor chuckled when I told him I was happy to have that work behind me and ready […] More

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    How To Get Rust Off Traps: Quick And Easy

    I was loading my traps and gear into the back of my trapping mentor’s pickup truck when he told me to stop. He said I wasn’t going anywhere with him today. My shoulders dropped. I was looking forward to opening day and I had no idea what I did wrong. When I began to protest […] More

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    Fur Traps: Understanding Trapping History

    The snow crunched under my feet as I breathed in the cold air of the Minnesota backcountry. The only footprints were the ones behind me. I pulled down my stocking cap and reached back into my trapping pack as I approached the river bank. I’d trapped this line since I was a boy. There wasn’t […] More

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    How To Make Trapping Scent: Homemade Trap Lure

    There was no doubt about it, my buddy missed his calling as a mad scientist. Watching him mix his concoctions was like watching a cross between a professional dancer and the nutty professor. When he asked me to come and learn the ins and outs of making homemade trapping bait I had no idea how […] More

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    Drowning Sets For Open Water Beaver

    Anticipation built to a fever pitch as I approached the pond. With each step I replayed my set that laid along the water’s edge. Signs were unmistakable. This pond held a massive beaver and he rules this pond unrivaled. Yesterday I set a scent mound right on his territory and as I approach I saw […] More

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    Fur Trapping Tips: Secrets For The Successful Trapper

    As my trapping mentor tipped back his third beer following the close of another trapping season, he leaned against the back of his chair, nodded his head and began to let me in on a lifetime of trapping wisdom. That old timer had taken me under his wing years before after I pestered him with […] More

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    How To Trap Snapping Turtles

    As I trudged through the marsh the sweat on my head transitioned from a trickle to a full stream. I had severely underestimated the humidity of the swamp when I agreed to tag along with my buddy in search of monster snappers. I was already questioning my decision making ability when my friend stopped and […] More

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    Trap More Fur This Season: Furbearer Trapping Data Sheet

    My mind was spinning as I approached my last set of the season. I hit the trapline no harder than any year before but the numbers kept bouncing in my head. I would do the math when I got home and got myself showered, but I roughly estimated my total harvest to be up over […] More

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    Offseason Fur Trapping Preparation: Keys To A Better Season

    Without fail, come early September I start getting the itch to work my trapline. Trapping is better than Christmas for an old guy like me but I seem to be the only one in my house who feels that way. So instead of rambling on, telling stories of seasons past to my beautiful wife, I’ve […] More

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