Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making (ebook)

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  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    http://www2.cddc.vt.edu/gutenberg/1/7/0/9/17093/17093-h/17093-h.htm

    Title: Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making

    COMPREHENSIVE HINTS ON CAMP SHELTER, LOG HUTS, BARK SHANTIES, WOODLAND BEDS AND BEDDING, BOAT AND CANOE BUILDING, AND VALUABLE SUGGESTIONS ON TRAPPERS' FOOD, ETC. WITH EXTENDED CHAPTERS ON THE TRAPPER'S ART, CONTAINING ALL THE "TRICKS" AND VALUABLE BAIT RECIPES OF THE PROFESSION; FULL DIRECTIONS FOR THE USE OF THE STEEL TRAP, AND FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF TRAPS OF ALL KINDS; DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CAPTURE OF ALL FUR-BEARING ANIMALS; VALUABLE RECIPES FOR THE CURING AND TANNING OF FUR SKINS, ETC., ETC.

    BY

    W. HAMILTON GIBSON
     
  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Anyone do any real treapping to see how well it works? You might be surprised at how it works, trapping is fun too.
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Haven't done much yet, but I do have some books and snares that I got from moinkeyman.

    THat link above is a complete survival guide with pics.
     
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Cool I was looking at it, I just haven’t had enough time to dig in.
    I have my Furbearers license in the state of Oregon, Trapping is a lot of fun, and a profit can be made from it now before SHTF and you need it to live with.
     
  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I trapped some when I was a kid. I put a snare out the other day and took some pics. My stepdad, uncles, grandfathers, etc. have done an extensive amount of trapping on their ranches. Two of my stepdad's best friends are Gov. trappers so we usually end up with some extra snares, ;) I have some pics of the snare I put out the other day, but I figured I would wait until I checked it to post them. Some of my best memories were checking traps with my uncles when I was just a tadpole. I loved those days. Coons, ringtails and we even caught a bobcat one time when I was with them. Good times. Lots of hogs too.
     
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Yep, did some quite a while back. Using bought traps, tho', nothing remotely creative or experimental. A friend of mine and I ran a trap line for muskrats back when the pelts had some value. I think we sold off the traps in '56. Rat population had dropped, and so had the pelt value, and we were starting to get interested in other things. (Not to mention we had to run the lines with the tides, and school attendance was, um, irregular during the season.) :D
     
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