A Modern Trapline

197 pages

A Modern Trapline Chapter Index

1. The Animals and Their Characteristics:
Fox; Raccoon; Mink; Muskrat; Coyote; Bobcat; Fisher; Beaver; Otter

2. Planning the Trapline:
Gathering equipment; Scouting the trapline

3. Fox and Raccoon:
Hollow-stump sets; Cubby sets; Blind sets; Baited sets; Culvert sets; Dirt-hole sets; Trail sets

4. Mink and Muskrat:
A blind curiosity set; Den sets for muskrat; Forced water sets; Another log set; High-water den sets; Retrieving our river traps; The Conibear trap for muskrat; The Conibear trap for mink; Muskrat house and feeder sets; Stepping sticks

5. Coyote, Bobcat and Fisher:
Buried skunk sets; Dirt-hole sets; Fine-tuning your traps; Bobcat and fisher; Cubby sets; Trail sets; Snaring; The snare set

6. Otter and Beaver:
Blind sets; Channel sets; Under-ice pole sets; Pen sets; Open water sets; Bait sets; Scent mound sets; Blind sets; Drowning sets

7. Additional Sets:
Scent post sets; Mound sets; Box cubby sets; Artificial hole sets; Snow sets

8. Tips from Our Trapline:
Guide sticks; Stakes; Skinning; Snares; Gloves; Baiting; Killing

9. Planning for Next Year

10. Trapping Other Animals:
Skunk; Opossum; Marten; Wolverine; Weasel; Badger; Lynx

11. Combining Hunting and Trapping

12. Traps and Equipment:
Conibear traps; Leg-hold traps; Snares; Equipment; Trap stakes; Dirt sifter; Pack basket; Digging tool; Gloves; Trap covers; Drags; Trap covering material; Miscellaneous items

13. Dyeing and Waxing Trap

14. Bait and Lure:
Fox; Tainted bait for fox; Coyote; Mink; Raccoon; Muskrat; Carrion and fish oil

15. Handling Your Furs:
Skinning; Fleshing; Stretching and drying; Adjustable stretchers; Wooden stretching boards

16. Selling Your Furs

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