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(You can read the first part, and the second part of this series by clicking the links) Day 1 started clear, crisp and cold.  As the sun started coming up in the east it was readily apparent that I did not pack warm enough clothes to be here.  I made a mental note to get […]

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Many years ago when the fur trade was booming, there would be an annual rendezvous.   The height of these rendezvous took place during 1825-1840.  Wikipedia describes these gatherings as such: Rendezvous were known to be lively, joyous places, where all were allowed- free trappers, Indians, native trapper wives and children, travelers and later on, […]

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When you hear of someone talking about Clint Locklear’s Cat Collector, you envision images of stretchers full of nice white bellied spotted cats hanging in your fur shed.  But have you ever tried Cat Collector in a creek bank hole for coon?  What about using it in a mink box? But Its Called “Cat” Collector!? […]

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Ask a group of trappers how many coyotes they caught last year.  Your odds of getting a straight answer aren’t very good.  Not because trappers are dishonest, no that is not what I am implying.  It really depends on the crowd.  If you are in a group of braggarts, young-bucks, and blow-hards, the number will […]

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Trapping is full of ingenuity. One thing you can say about trappers, is we are creative. If we see a need for a new tool, we build it. We fashion it out of wood, wire, steel, or duct tape. We take it out on the line and use it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. […]

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When it comes to predator trapping, sometimes it pays to be different.  This is how I would describe Clint Locklear’s Federales bait, if I had to use one word.  Not the “different” you say when you don’t like your wife’s new meatloaf recipe, but this is different in a good way.  I picked this bait […]

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We are now stocking Duke traps.  We carry all sizes of the coil springs, including the newer #2 Square Jaw traps (look for an upcoming review on those by the way). We also carry all sizes of long springs including the #1 Guard traps, which most guys still refer to as “stop-loss” for muskrats.  We […]

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I had this really weird dream last night, and totally forgot that I even had it until my wife pulled the tub of country crock out of the refrigerator this morning.  It triggered it, and it hit me.  I suddenly remembered what was in my dream and I almost blurted out “Don’t eat that….” Butter? […]

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