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Cage Trapping

Cage Trapping

Cage trapping, although sometimes not the most effective method of capture is becoming more popular.  Many states have already mandated “cage only” laws and regulations requiring trappers to adapt to new methods.  Massachusetts, California, Washington, Colorado and Arizona for example have been cage only states for a number of years now. Massachusetts is the only state in the Northeast that technically is a cage only state.  While body grip traps are allowed with a special permit, trapping under normal conditions prohibits the use of anything but a box trap for most species or snap trap (Rat Trap) for weasel/ermine.  Cage...

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Get a kid started with Trapping

Get a kid started with Trapping

My first memories of trapping come from tagging along with my father on my Great-Grandmothers farm in Connecticut.  He was trapping muskrats in the river using #1 long springs.  I couldn’t believe it the first time we came upon a catch!  That memory has never left me and that’s something you can help a kid experience too.

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How does Fur become Prime?

How does Fur become Prime?

Ever wonder how Fur becomes prime?

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Urines as Animal Atrractants

Urines as Animal Atrractants

A humble trapper offers his take on the use of urine in trapping.

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Getting Started Trapping: What do I need for equipment?

Getting Started Trapping: What do I need for equipment?

Before getting started here are some helpful things to consider.

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