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Great Trapping Books #6947158
07/29/20 09:53 PM
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Name your favorite trapping related books. I'll start!

O'Gorman " Hoof Beats of a Wolfer"
Leggett " Fox Trapping Methods"
Carman " Mink Trapping Methods"
Hawbakers " Trapping North American Furbearers"

Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6947247
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Charles Dobbins Land Sets and Trapping Techniques was probably my favorite. The Great Teachers was also a good read.

Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6947250
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Garold Weiland. Longliner mink trapping

Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6947444
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All Charles Dobbins books.

Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Bruce T] #6947462
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Minnesota Trapline has all the Dobbins books on sale right now.

Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6947466
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Don Powell's book, "Mink Trapping."


I want to grow my own food but I can't find bacon seeds.
Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6947506
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Mink Mania by Phil Presjak I had mink on my line but could not catch them This book showed me how to put a trap where a traveling mink would be putting his foot the next time though that area And Charlie Dobbins Adjustment of Foot Hold Traps .While not a methods book the lesson of paying attention to details is the lesson I learned from it paid dividends in every aspect of my trapping going forward Making those changes such as swivels in chains adjusting pans to eliminate slop resulted in less snapped empty traps

Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6947601
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Nebraska
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James Lucero's "Master Wolfer."

Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6947616
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Anything by major boddicker, mark june, clint locklear, bud boda, to name some


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Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6947639
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Herb Lenon
Charles Dobbins
Mark June

Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6947656
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Johnny Thorpe - "Fifty Years A Trapper and Treasure Hunter"
Jerry Blair - "Predator Calling"


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Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6947849
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For all the kids I recommend the NTA TRAPPING HANDBOOK

Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Turtledale] #6947850
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East of the Mason-Dixon Line
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Originally Posted by Turtledale
For all the kids I recommend the NTA TRAPPING HANDBOOK


That is the one I give out at trapping classes.


Be a mentor

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Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6947866
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Tough question. These days I like the story books the best, like Russ Carmen's "Bumpy roads" Thorpes "Fify years a trapper and treasure hunter" and the one about Bill Nelson is great.
One that might be lesser known that I thought was among the best is "They called Him Wildcat." By Oscar Cronk.

Method book are nice, but if you are on the internet, you probably already know how to make a dirthole, and I've found that videos do a better job of teaching location, for me, anyway.
Buy all the method books you can and then find out what works for you, not sure you can shortcut that process.


Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.
Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6947937
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I have many books and videos but I am always looking for new ones. As for online sources you have to research the source is, many have very little if any actual trapline experience.

Some of the best videos show the targets actually working active sets, watching these will humble you. It is amazing how long animals can work a set without being caught. I hope that more people focus on these types of videos they are amazing resources to see what actually happens on a trapline.

Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6948008
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I recently got Hoofbeats of a Wolfer, and it is pretty full of information. I can see why so many guys take instruction from him. I haven’t ordered the updates yet, but I plan to soon. As for the James Lucero book Master Wolfer, is it available anywhere?

Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6948071
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The updates are good also. They are great to deal with over the phone, also the black screen pan cover material they sell is good stuff.

Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Scooby] #6948074
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Originally Posted by Scooby
As for the James Lucero book Master Wolfer, is it available anywhere?


https://trapperman.com/forum/ubbthr...ter-wolfer-book-contact-info#Post6539909



Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6948153
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Del Kramer-Trapping 101
Johnny Thorpes-Line camp trapping methods and Fifty Years a Trapper and Treasure Hunter
Carroll Black-You can make record coon catches
Russ Carman-Foxes by the 100s
Anything by Charles Dobbins
James Lucero-Master Wolfer

Re: Great Trapping Books [Re: Duckie1] #6948179
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Hal Sullivan's Beaver 2000 and his Otter 2000. Both of these are clearly explained and informative!

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