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Trapline Photos

Trapline Photos

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” As both a writer and photographer, I have evaluated this quote from both ends. And after many years I can verify its accuracy. There is simply nothing which has the beauty and can convey as much information as quickly and...

NAFA’s Demise

NAFA’s Demise

Nothing ever stays the same! That statement is constantly burned into my brain. No matter how dependable, how durable, how certain something is, it seems that the only certainty in this life is that nothing is certain. Looking at the box stores, Woolworth, J.C....

New Wave Raccoon Trapping—Dog-Proof Traps

Dog-Proof traps solve a lot of problems with non-target animals. New technology is the norm. As the years slip into decades, the innovation march continues to accelerate expotentially. Even centuries old pursuits, comformed to tradition and the...

Convention Volunteers

Americans are known for being the most generous givers in the world. Both in the corporate world and on an individual basis, we donate millions every year to countless numbers of organizations and individuals in need. Even President Trump has donated his presidential...

Tough Trapper

Anti-trappers have a vision of what makes a trapper. They see a large, loutish, brute—unshaven and dirty, crude and dispicable—ravaging the countryside to tromp on innocent, warm and fuzzy critters who only want to sing “Kumbaya” around some secret meeting place....

Write to Yourself

I have often been asked my goal when I write—how do I put together a book (or article).  My response is invariably, “I write to myself.” What the heck does that mean? It means, when writing a book, I do my best to write the book I would have wanted when I first...

Introducing Masterpiece Edition

There is a quote my son Ben gave during a speech. This might not be exact, but the essence is "Make every day your masterpiece." That is an awesome quote and a tremendous goal for each of us to strive to attain. Taking this to heart, I am incorporating that wisdom...

Make a Style Sheet for Every Printing Project

Whether you are producing a booklet of 24 pages or a monthly slick magazine, developing a style sheet for that publication is critical. One of the most important things in any publication is consistency. That consistency needs to permeate to every aspect of the...

Cover Design and Small Display Advertising

Most my books are how-to-do topics which I promote in vertical market niches. In other words, I send press releases and purchase ads in specialty magazines on that topic. A case in point is the very first book I wrote and self-published, “The Fox Caller’s Guide”....

How to Select a Printer

Selecting the right printer for your printing can be a daunting feat. Many printers are selected based solely on price. That is usually a mistake. There is always a printer out there who is having a “fire sale”. They quote ridiculously low prices in order to get a job...