CHRISTMAS BUCK

Today I pulled four trail cameras I had out while trapping in the mountains. One in particular was on public land about 50 yards from the road. It was maybe five miles from my house. I kept six video clips from it. They included a red fox, two great fisher shots, a...

MY FIRST TRAPPING SUCCESSES

My first trapping successes were barn rats, woodchucks, possum, and cottontail rabbits caught in a wooden box trap. My trapline was the first 10 yards of wild growth outside our lawn.  For a six year old, these creatures and the environment in which they were...

ODORLESS, ORGANIZED LURE STORAGE

A negative-pressure refrigerator keeps the trapping shed free of strong lure smells.A fan in a 4” diameter stove pipe (this unit costs about $20) is secured in the top of the refrigerator. It is then routed outside the building with a flexible hose. Make certain the...
CULVERT COON

CULVERT COON

Raccoon have always been one of my favorite furbearers – and I say that about all furbearers! But why raccoon? When I first started trapping we really had no coyotes, bobcat were a pipe dream, and beaver had a statewide limit of three. Raccoon were the big game for me...
FIRST PLACE!

FIRST PLACE!

FIRST PLACE! I just received a First Place in the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association’s (POWA) 2020 Craft Awards. This was the Pennsylvania Trappers Award for my book “Perfect Sets – Bedding, Blending & Weatherproofing.” This means a lot to...