Fence Lizards—Docile Insect Vacuums

By Mark Fike Sometimes those of us that live in rural areas or even suburban areas take things in our immediate environment for granted. Take for instance the insects or life around the house. Because I live well off the…

Colorado Wolf Ballot Initiative: Do You Know The Facts?

By Josh Boyd Our nation is founded upon the principle of democracy. This principle safeguards our right to be actively involved in all forms of decision making that pertains to how our government is to function, either through duly elected…

Beavers, Love em or Hate em, They are Masters at Building

  By Mark Fike Busy as a beaver. We have all heard that saying and there is good reason for the analogy. Beavers are incredibly efficient workers. They can fell a number of trees in one day, dam up a…

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…

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