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Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6958297
08/08/20 05:36 PM
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Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6958298
08/08/20 05:39 PM
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Thanks Corky! I will order a subscription.

Chris


>>In God we trust<<
Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6958300
08/08/20 05:40 PM
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MN, USA
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I do hope that the Trapper comes back. Tom Krause was the best editor and the best thing that happened to trapping as it evolved in print from the EJ Daily, Oscar Cronk etc... days, which most kids in the West had no idea of, and their methods did not work that well in different country.
I will say something though which is a sore spot for me personally on the Trapper. When Mr. Krause left, I was told i was in the running for editor as I applied. I laid out my entire vision for that magazine, including updates on what would make the magazine flow better. In return, someone else got hired, and all of the updates were implemented and I never got even a thank you. They also were to publish one of my articles, but never paid me.
So I was most pleased when the Trapper failed over the years as they treated me in the same crooked way the world operates at.

Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: corky] #6958305
08/08/20 05:46 PM
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Thanks from here too Corky.
Thanks to you also Jim, I've always enjoyed your wit and insight on all things trapping.

Zim

Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6958372
08/08/20 06:53 PM
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I like it, always have liked it.


I want to grow my own food but I can't find bacon seeds.
Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6958390
08/08/20 07:12 PM
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Jim, I opened the post and had a good laugh!! I thought it was intentional and thought what great humor in the current state of affairs! I will have to check the magazine out again. Thanks for the laugh!


Life member Minnesota Trappers Association
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Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6958400
08/08/20 07:29 PM
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Join UP Trappers Association and you can choose the magazine as part of the membership!! http://uptrappers.com/website/join/

Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6958513
08/08/20 09:37 PM
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Thanks, folks, for the kind words. TPC did in fact go through some rough times after it was bought by that F+W group, who were basically a consortium of white shirts who had no more understanding of trapping, trappers and what it takes to make a good trapping magazine than I do of string theory. I almost quit them more than once, but just like you can't win it if you ain't in it, you can't change it if you cut and run. I decided to be the guy in the tent whizzing out than the guy outside the tent whizzing in. I'm glad I stuck it out. The current owners get it.


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Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Jim Spencer] #6958529
08/08/20 09:49 PM
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Jim,
Do you know when the magazine is going back to the larger size like it has been in the past? (Trappers Post size)


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Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Coon Duke] #6958536
08/08/20 09:53 PM
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Arkansas
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Originally Posted by Coon Duke
Jim
Do you know when the magazine is going back to the larger size like it has been in the past? (Trappers Post size)


Duke, I don't think that will ever happen, for a couple of good reasons. First, the postage rate is more expensive for that size publication, and also magazine distributors don't want to handle those sizes because they don't fit well on magazine racks.


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Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6958833
08/09/20 09:16 AM
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Your doing a good job with it.
All that mink musk you snorted hasn't worn off .


Fur Trapping ;
Its not about making Money, Its All about the Adventures you'll have on the Trapline .
Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Jim Spencer] #6958848
08/09/20 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim Spencer
Thanks, folks, for the kind words. TPC did in fact go through some rough times after it was bought by that F+W group, who were basically a consortium of white shirts who had no more understanding of trapping, trappers and what it takes to make a good trapping magazine than I do of string theory. I almost quit them more than once, but just like you can't win it if you ain't in it, you can't change it if you cut and run. I decided to be the guy in the tent whizzing out than the guy outside the tent whizzing in. I'm glad I stuck it out. The current owners get it.


I agree F&W was out of touch. I decided to stop advertising with them the year the November issue had green leaves and a picture of a Hog with a Hog hunting headline. I remember thinking, ď these guys donít get it anymoreĒ.
The new ad rep has been calling and explaining the changes. I was happy to hear 1, that they realized there was a problem and 2, they are making big changes to fix it. I will be advertising with them again in the near future, especially now that I know they have newest and latest equipment available, like a time machine. lol


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Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Trapset] #6961297
08/11/20 06:07 PM
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[/quote]. I will be advertising with them again in the near future, especially now that I know they have newest and latest equipment available, like a time machine. lol[/quote]

I'm not ever gonna live that one down, am i? Pile it on, guys, I can take it.


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Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6961333
08/11/20 06:46 PM
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All in good fun Jim, all in good fun. lol


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Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6961538
08/11/20 09:30 PM
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Did you use a Delorean to go through time warps in? Did it turn your hair gray? Soooooooooooo many question's but don't want to waste
any of your valuable time, imagine your busy writing your reports for 2022 about now, lol.

I hated to drop that magazine as id been getting it since the late 70's but it got past the point of being able to read, i'll renew a sub and check
it out, if nothing else i can see what kind of malarky your scribbling down, lmao.


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Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6961549
08/11/20 09:41 PM
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Never read a trapping magazine...just ordered a 2 year subscription. If I can gain just one ounce of knowledge itíll be worth it...if not, itís only money and Iíll make more tomorrow.

Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6961564
08/11/20 09:50 PM
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That's a tall order for them to fill for someone from SW Ga, lol.

Ordered mine as well, even has a money back guarantee! Wow!


Spencer you might want to ask for a raise since your little time warp deal here has probably sold more
subscription's than your ugly arse standing on a corner could of done in 10 years, lol.


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Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6961615
08/11/20 10:45 PM
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Mr. Spencer
Im enjoying the change in the magazine.
Its a hit



Re: Jim Spencer's time machine [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6961735
08/12/20 04:54 AM
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There are a few of us left that wrote articles for the very first editions of the Trapper. It was called the Midwest Trapper owned by Chuck Spearman (Spearman Publishing of Sutton Nebraska). I believe Tom Krause and Don Shumaker were the first editors after it grew to be a big magazine and Terry Scheideman had a hand in there also. Bob Church (from Fremont) was the traveling promoter as he went about his regular job. Several years back I corralled Jim Spencer at a National and lobbied him to do an article or two in the Trapper and Predator Caller about the original writers from the 1970's (who were just trappers not pro writers) as they were getting on in years. I assume Jim looked into it and assume it was not deemed "newsprint" by his bosses. In Escabana Mich at the Nationals I lobbied Bob Noonan (of Trapper's Post) to do an article on some of those guys. Then in Springfield MO last year at the Nationals Bob sent me over to to talk to Mike Wilhite the current editor. Mike thought that might be worth a story so last winter Ralph Sherder contacted me for some names and I was able to steer him to Joe Jack of Wood River NE, now in his 80's for an interview and story that was published in Trapper's Post earlier this year. Taking a trip back brings up a lot of memories before the "Instant Tube Age" and I often wonder how many of the current "new" participants (experts) would be involved if their major source of trapping knowledge was contacting these fellows....................my take.................... the mike

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