Guide to Trapping

Guide to Trapping

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by Jim Spencer
     
 

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Complete guide to trapping raccoon, muskrat, mink, otter, beaver, and a variety of other speciesAuthoritative advice on matching the right trap--whether leg-hold, body gripper, or snare--to each furbearer Species-specific instructions for making sets that deliver and tips for preparing and marketing pelts to maximize profits Trapping has become somewhat of a lost art,

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Complete guide to trapping raccoon, muskrat, mink, otter, beaver, and a variety of other speciesAuthoritative advice on matching the right trap--whether leg-hold, body gripper, or snare--to each furbearer Species-specific instructions for making sets that deliver and tips for preparing and marketing pelts to maximize profits 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. Spencer discusses trap styles and the basics of establishing and working a trapline, including techniques for fastening and adjusting traps and a species-by-species review of trapping tactics for the country's most pursued furbearers. The field-tested techniques, carefully explained and illustrated, will help trappers make sets that deliver maximum results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811734172
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
06/18/2007
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
317,694
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Spencer retired from a successful career as a writer and editor with the Arkansas Department of Natural Resources and is now a freelance outdoor writer. Also the author of Mink Manual (1-8792-0614-5), he lives in Calico Rock, Arkansas.

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Guide to Trapping 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book. It has helped me to target shoot any problems I was having with trapping. I would suggest this to anyone.
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