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.
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.
A coast-to-coast guide to recognizing what critters went before you. A Field Guide to the Signs of Nearly 150 Wildlife Species. Inside you will find: - Easy reference dexcriptions with precise measurements, and detailed illustrations of cats, tracks, and gait patterns. - An identification key and glossary of tracking terms. - Thorough instructions for documenting your finds. - Rare species of particular interest, such as a jaguarondi and the polar bear. The back cover of this book has a ruler down one side to measure the tracks in centimeters or inches.
328 pages Black and White illustrations on almost every page! Author: James C. Halfpenny Ph. D. Copyright 2008
A comprehensive guide to preserving skins and pelts.
Here is the complete guide to a skill that may be mysterious to some, written by Monte Burch, an authority who practices many of the ancient traditions of tanning and hiding. Starting at the beginning, Burch introduces the hunter to the tools of a tanner, and even gives complete plans for making many of these implements. Instructions are given for making fleshing beams, stretchers for pelts, fleshing knives, and many others. He also covers tanning formulas and materials, both traditional and modern.
Printed in the United States of America
Illustrations: 150 in Black and White
The essential guide to the tracks, signs, and habits of North America's wildlife.
The Complete Tracker is a concise, thorough guide to the tracks, signs, and habits of North America's most popular species of wildlife. Discover the secrets of a master tracker that will enable you to answer questions such as; Was it a dog or a wolf? Fox or a coyote? Did it pass by yesterday or an hour ago? Learn techniques for getting close to animals - from bobcats to beavers, marmots to moose - by knowing the details of their habits and a master-tracker's tips on avoiding detection.
Made in the USA
Illustrations: 100+ in Full-Color
Discover how to:
- Identify animal tracks
- Read other animal signs
- Make plaster casts and tracings
- Practice observation techniques
- Participate in conservation projects
Pages: 70 in black and white
Illustrations: On almost every page!
Animal Tracks is one in a series of comprehensive, nature-based field guides in a pocket-size trim with clear, full-color illustrations for easy subject identification.
Illustrations: Full Color
Snare Building for Profit takes you into the finer details of building snares. You will learn how to build quick closing snares that will maximize your catch. Mark Steck owner of Dakotaline Snares, walks you through each step of using methods that require minimal tools. You will learn the art of "loading" snares and you will see first hand how Dakotaline dyes their snares.
Length: 72 Minutes