It’s late February and by now we have a pretty good handle on the poor fur market and what we can expect for fur prices moving forward. Outside of the fur market, though, there’s always news going on in the trapping world. Here are a few recent items.
NH Bobcat Trapping
New Hampshire Fish and Game has approved the state’s first bobcat trapping season in decades. Recent research has shown the bobcat population has recovered substantially in recent years and cat numbers are more than adequate to support a controlled trapping and hunting season. New Hampshire trapper and blogger Jeff over at Live Free and Trap (www.livefreeandtrap.com) has been on the story since the beginning and has a great recap.
Big changes have come to northern Canada’s oil-rich tar sands country, but some folks prefer the old ways. A recent CBC article profiles Massey Boucher, a Fort McMurray, Alberta trapper who has lived off the land through 60 years of change around him. Read more here.
New Trapping Blog
Shon Ingram recently started a trapping blog, Dog Proof Trapper, where he’s covering trapping with DP’s and other thoughts and advice in the trapping world. Visit www.dogprooftrapper.com to learn more.