By Lonnie Huber
Learn why the snare is an effective tool in taking fur bearers, what size snare to use, snaring locations, snare parts & how to build them, snare supports, portable cubbies and selling your fur!
By Major L Boddicker, PhD and Keith J Gregerson
This book has general tips for snaring coyotes, and covers the proper equipment needed to get the job done. Learn different methods for setting snares in the fence line, trail sets, bait stations, snare cages, leg snares and stacking snares. Learn the right way to lure and bait while using snares. This book give you straight problem, solutions scenarios, No more guessing how to fix a problem!
29 pages, pack with info and illustrations!
2nd Edition 2010
By: James E. Churchill
Here is everything you need to know to make soft leather and dressed furs from the skins of small and large furbearers, domestic animals, reptiles and birds. Organization is by specific animals including:
rabbit, raccoon, calf, squirrel, fox, goat, woodchuck, cow, coyote, deer, wolf, bear, horse, moose, otter, elk, badger, bull, weasel, fisher, alligator, mink, wildcat, birds, muskrat, sheep, fish, skunk, beaver and snake.
In addition to covering all types of skins, beginning with those of small animals and graduating to larger, more difficult projects. This book also details the tools and equipment necessary for each. Information on making your own tools and tanning solutions are also porvided.
Whether you're a newcomer to tanning or an experienced hand, this is an invaluable guide to every facet of the age-old art. With this how-to-reference handy, you can learn to make a number of leather and fur products that are useful and decorative.
"Over the past 15 years of traveling the country and running my businesses, I've been fortunate to meet a lot of great people. Scott Welch is always quick to greet with a smile, and we quickly became friends. He's an unassuming guy, and at first glance does not come across as one of the top predator trappers in the country. However, I'd argue that Scott is in that top 1% that truly understands predators and what it takes to consistently catch them. In this information age where there's a lot of books and DVDs on the market, this book stands in a league with some to the greats by Pedersen, Dobbins, and O'Gorman. Scott doesn't brag about his abilities, or his accomplishments. I quickly recognized his modesty as I read Predator Trapping Theories and Techniques. A confident trapper is a successful trapper, and it's refreshing to read the words of a trapper who is confident in his predator trapping abilities, and is skillful in communicating that knowledge."
-Kyle Kaatz (owner, Kaatz Bros Lures/editor, Trapper's World)
145 Pages, many pictures throughout
Copyright 2010 - Scott Welch
Encyclopedia of Lure & Bait Making by Kellen Kaatz An in-depth look into lure and bait formulation, this book provides the insight to further your understanding of the ingredients, preservatives, and processes involved with making your own highly effective attractants.
By: Gerald J. Grantz
*Master the basics of molds, forms, and papier-mache
*Preserve animlas, birds and fish of all sizes
*Mount trophy heads, antlers, horns, and big game foot novelties
*Process skins and learn to use 12 different tanning soultions
A fully illustrated book that has all the basics for successful tanning and taxidermy. It also has tanning formulas, tips, and illustrations.
By: Tom Krause
A best selling snare book. Snaring of fox, coon, coyote and beaver. Learn snaring theory, hardware, making snares, tricks & tips, the model perfect snare, treatments, Tom-foolery and power snare. Special chapters on dynamite fox snaring, dynamite raccoon snaring, dynamite coyote snaring and dynamite beaver snaring.
My main motivation for writing this book is to fill the void of knowledge that surrounds coyote trapping. With the rising value of grey fur many obsolete books have been reprinted. But to date no one has compiled a modern methodical system to catch coyotes. It is my intention to do so in this book.<
Illustrations: 70 plus
Copyright in 1979
By: Leonard Pavek
Learn the tricks of the trade from Leonard Pavek. This book covers animal habits, bait & lures, snare and snare parts, adjusting your snares, stakes and supports, drags and locations for snares. He covers sets for coyote, fox, coon and beaver on dryland, water and under-ice.
By Slim Pedersen
Go with Slim as he explores what a snare acutally is, breakaway devices and when and where to snare.Learn techniques for bobcat, beaver; land sets and under ice, coon, fox and coyote. Each animal has its own chapter and is covered thoroughly.
By, Larry (Slim) Pedersen
Slim brings us up-to-date with his take on tackling the problems faced by the predator trapper. He reveals the latest effective methods and equipment in his straightforward style we've come to know and expect from the 2006 NTA Hall of Famer, Slim Pedersen.
Slim's take on cable stakes and the current predator trap market alone are worth way more than the price of this book. A great read that'll keep you on your toes on the predator line.
48 pages, Full 8 1/2"x11" format
By: Hal Sullivan
This book contains the most current information on trapping canines, covering both fox and coyotes. The methods and techniques described here are designed to give you an insight to canine trapping and help you avoid some of the pitfalls encountered in trapping these animals. This information is presented in a straightforward and logical manner, with no myth, magic, or mysticism that is often associated with canine trapping. "Canines 2000" will provide you with a studied approach to canine trapping. It is a guide by which you can develop your skills in trapping both fox and coyotes.
112 pages, 180 photos & illustrations
Copyright 1998 & 2003
By: Hal Sullivan
This is an up-to-date guide for pelt handling. Today's market has become largely standardized in the preparation of raw fur pelts. It will help you produse pelts that meet or exceed these standards. It covers the detailed process of pelt handling from harvest of the animal to the final sale of the pelt. Chapters on the individual species of furbearers detail specific techniques and methods. This book is a complete guide to fur handling and will help you obtain maximum value from your pelts.
152 pages, 300 photos & illustrations.
Copyright 1994 & 2007
By: Hal Sullivan
This book focuses on the use and application of the modern steel cable snare. With this snare, you have the option of making non-lethal sets. "Snaring 2000" can show you how to use snares effectively to create both lethal and non-lethal sets as different situations present themselves. It is designed to teach you about all aspects of steel cable snares and their use. You'll learn how to make snares, how snares work, and many other features of snaring. "Snaring 2000" will help you become aware of the options avalible to you, and help you custom tailor the design of snaring systems to best suit your needs.
100 pages, 140 photos & illustrations.
By: Keith Winkler
Keith covers proper equipment, selling furs in carcass or skinned, and gives many tips and ideas throughout the whole process. He has a seperate chapter on each of the following animlas; raccoon, fox, mink, oppossum, muskrat, beaver, skunk & civet, weasel, marten, coyote & bobcat, badger and otter. Years of experience have gone into this book to give you and indepth, step by step, and in some cases picture by picture, guide to fur handling.
76 pages, & over 90 pictures and illustrations
Third Printing 1990
Fourth Printing 1994
Fifth Printing 2002
By: Hal Sullivan
This book contains the most current information on trpaping. It concentrates on the skills, theories, and techniques of 21st century trapping. This book will identify the basic elements of trapping knowledge and arranges them in an orderly and coherent fashion. Each topic is designed to give maximun insight to particular aspects of trapping. The goal of this book is to provide the beginning trapper with a sound education upon which future traplines can be built.
By: A.M. Grawe.
Learn what a snare is, advantages to snaring, tools needed on your line, cable size, locks, loop sizes, locations and preparing locations, kill sticks, making trails, etc. Ardell gives specific instruction on fox, beaver, mink, lion & lynx and coyote.
48 pages, too many pictures and illustrations to count!
Author Bernie Barringer has been considered one of the most highly skilled fur trappers of our time. He is a prolific writer and an effective communicator, tirelessly promoting the sport to non-trappers and teaching trappers of all skill levels how to trap more effectively and humanely. Bernie is a frequent contributor to two-dozen outdoor magazines and author of six books.
This book is a compilation of lessons learned through two decades of experience, plus the repetition of tens of thousands of miles on the trapline and countless hours in the outdoors before, during and after trapping season.
Extensive coverage is given to mink, muskrat, raccoon, red and grey fox, coyote, and beaver. Also covered are several of the minor species of furbearers trapping in farmland habitats (badger, bobcat, oppossum, otter, skunk & weasles).
304 pages, lots of picture and illustrations