Sets For Productive River Otter Trapping

By Josh Boyd When water trapping, few catches bring as much excitement to your day as that of a river otter. These magnificent creatures can be utterly difficult to catch at times due to their transient ways. Otters are known…

Trap Sets For Taking More Fox On The Line

By Josh Boyd There is something inherently beautiful about the full, rusty amber coat of a red fox. These miniature canines have been a staple on the traplines of many for a number of years. Foxes can be found in…

Putting Up Fur: Tools Of The Trade

By Josh Boyd Good days on the trapline lead to evenings filled with hard work. As curious as this statement might sound, it is often the truth. With successful trapping comes fur-handling duties. Skinning, fleshing, and stretching furs become a…

Trapping Tactics For Taking More Beaver

By Josh Boyd If you’ve spent any length of time along the nation’s waterways, you’ve likely become very familiar with the work of the beaver. Stub-like remnants remain where trees of notable size once stood, and makeshift marshes take the…

Even Small Practices Can Pay Big Dividends

By Mark Fike The other day I was bush hogging a field that had to be cut before the deadline in order to stay in a federal program. I really don’t like cutting fields in the winter, but the field…

5 Items Of Winter Equipment Maintenance For Habitat Managers

By Josh Boyd The cultivation of food plots, hinge cutting of trees, and digging of ponds are all undoubtedly of value in any sound habitat management practice. But as any land manager knows, fields don’t disk themselves, trees don’t fall…

3 Preseason Tasks That Equate To Trapping Success

By Josh Boyd As the first feeble rays of light illuminate the rural landscape, you methodically traverse the terrain ahead, eager for a glance at what awaits. As you crest the next ridge, you observe that all is not how…

Building For The Future: Constructing Fish Attractors

By Josh Boyd Few things are of such value to an avid fisherman as a well-guarded, secret honey-hole, from which their species of choice can be pulled with unrelenting regularity. Many fishermen would readily provide their bank account identification credentials…

The Path Less Traveled: The way to discover what others aren’t seeing. 

By Mike Willis Some of the most incredible discoveries that I have ever made were the result of me bushwhacking after getting turned around in some remote wilderness.  There is nothing quite like exploring new and unfamiliar territory. I am…

Conservation Situation: Protecting The Hunt

By Josh Boyd Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, once said, “I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right…

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