With plenty of trapping-related stories in the news lately, I thought I’d take the opportunity to give you a sample of what’s out there. You can click on the links below to read these news stories.
River Otters Returning to northwest Ohio – For the first time in over 100 years, wildlife officials have confirmed a river otter in Putnam County, Ohio. The recovery and continuing spread of the state’s river otter population is a trend also seen in numerous other states.
Fur trapping remains important part of northwest Ohio’s economy – This story highlights the diminished, but still important, fur market economy in northwest Ohio. Area wildlife official Jim Schott provides valuable information on the area’s trapping, past and present.
Southwest Missouri Trapper Catches Mountain Lion – A trapper recently caught and released a mountain lion in Reynolds County, Missouri. The story comes on the heels of numerous reports of mountain lion sightings in that part of Missouri. Could the big cats be expanding their range?
Young Missouri Trapper Works Hard, Makes Big Catches – 17 7ear old Wacey Lathers is already a more accomplished fur trapper than many folks over twice his age. The kid has been trapping since he was 11. He works hard, makes big catches, and loves the time he can spend outdoors before and after school.
Trapper Provides Tips on Spring Beaver Trapping – Bruce “Buckshot” Hemming recently wrote an article in “The Survivalist Blog” that provides some great information on spring beaver trapping. He explains the basics of trapping beavers with footholds, conibears and snares.