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...

DAY OF THE MINK!

Yesterday about 10 a.m., while swapping out media cards and setting more trail cameras, a nice mink crossed in front of the van. I turned the key off, grabbed the camera from the passenger seat, and got out. The mink had bounded into a roadside pine thicket. I had no...
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...