Trapping the Muskrat, Bobcats, Coyotes and other predators in ND

March 5, 2012 by  
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Trapping the Muskrat, Bobcats, Coyotes and other predators in ND

by Doug Leier My son and daughters have seen urban trapping first hand –in a backyard live-trap. Beyond that, my son also loves to help my dad check coyote and muskrat traps, the same way I did. While my dad and son are certainly not alone in their interest in trapping, trappers in North Dakota […]

Fur Trapping – What Happened?

February 13, 2009 by  
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Fur Trapping – What Happened?

By Doug Leier Many of the first inhabitants of what is now North Dakota depended on hunting and gathering for subsistence. Many of the first explorers of European descent, more than 200 years ago, were trappers and hunters. They trapped beavers and just generally lived off the land, from Pembina to Fort Abercrombie, depending on […]

The Realities of a Hunting Bounty

February 13, 2009 by  
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The Realities of a Hunting Bounty

By Doug Leier The shear principle of wildlife management makes it a work in progress, much like any other modern process of continued evaluation and testing and trying. What was considered acceptable yesterday may fall into the realm of objectionable in short order. Such is the case with bounties. Bounties, whether for gophers, skunks, rabbits […]

Introducing Kids to Trapping

February 13, 2009 by  
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Introducing Kids to Trapping

By Doug Leier Fisheries and wildlife managers continue to emphasize the importance of retaining current hunters and anglers, and recruiting new members into their fraternity. But what about the future of trapping? I would venture to guess that, in a lot of back yards this winter; you’ll find a youngster trying to catch a rabbit […]

The Importance of Trapping

February 13, 2009 by  
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The Importance of Trapping

By Doug Leier There probably isn’t an outdoor activity that has fallen under more scrutiny than trapping. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, because over the past decade, people in the wildlife management field have done a lot of research to evaluate traps and trapping. The intent has been to find ways to improve and […]